Anyway, last June (June 23rd to be exact), I noticed this sign near a rack of day old pastries at Walmart.
The sign caught my eye because it seemed incredibly genuine. The sign looked like it was made in a hurry after some worker made way too many doughnuts to sell the previous day. I could just see the manager telling one of the workers to quickly make a sign to let customers know about the great deal they could get on some slightly stale pastries... and then in the hasty construction of the sign, they didn't make enough o's for "too."
Flash forward two months. On August 25th, I was walking by the same spot in Walmart. By now, the bakery apparently made a habit of of making too many baked goods. The sign was spelled correctly, and laminated, but the sign still looked locally produced. It also still contained the word "oops." Amused by the change, I snapped a picture. Maybe the bakery realized the benefits of a peculiar form of price discrimination. That is, make too much on day 1, and use the staleness to give bargain seekers a discount.
In case you're wondering if that was the end of the evolution of the sign, it was not. Just 10 days ago (March 16), I was walking by the same spot in Walmart, and I noticed this really nice professional sign on the day old pastry rack:
This is a sharp-looking sign! And, notice that they dropped the "oops."
In my mind, what started as a mistake that workers frantically tried to cover up with a homemade sign became profitable enough to justify making a high-quality sign to announce to the world that there's a bargain to be had.
Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is incredibly entertaining.