How many boyfriends?

When we lived in Southern California, our Saturday morning ritual was to go get Chinese breakfast and listen to Car Talk on NPR while drinking soy milk and eating rice rolls and egg pancakes. After we moved to Austin, my husband longed for the Chinese breakfast of yesteryear and wondered if such a place could be found in our new town. After some serious Googling, he found Pao’s Mandarin House, a Chinese restaurant located in a strip shopping center in Lakeway. It takes us about 30 minutes to drive there, but every once in a while, we’ll make the trip just for Chinese breakfast.

Last week I noticed this sign for a clothing boutique in the same shopping center.

boyfriends back boutique

(Photo credit: DC)

The sign on the door says “my boyfriend’s back” but the sign on the building says “boyfriends back”. Couldn’t afford an apostrophe for the sign, or was it too hard to typeset an apostrophe along with the other letters? At any rate, apparently the sign wasn’t enough to draw enough customers to the store because the clothing boutique is permanently closed.

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