Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday News 'N Notes

Ahhh, it's almost the weekend...

- The cranes to be used in construction of the Silver Spring Gateway building are going up this week. I've always wondered how those things get up that high. It's nice that they saved the facade of the Canada Dry building, but now it will be almost completely obscured by this new structure...

- Capt. Jack Sparrow relates in her blog her heroic efforts to prevent a drunk driver from creating massive carnage on the streets of downtown Silver Spring.

- Want to do something worthwhile this weekend? Help clean up Sligo Creek by volunteering for the Friends of Sligo Creek's 5th Annual "Sweep the Creek".

- Came across this photo on Flickr today of the Beltway Chevron on Georgia Avenue:

That gas station annoys the hell out of me. You can worship who you want or vote for who you want, I don't care, but it isn't necessary to shove it down everyone's throats. I remember for the 2004 elections they had a GIGANTIC Bush/Cheney sign attached to the station. I have refused to refuel there ever since. Hell, that's just bad business in Maryland. I'm surprised that this isn't actually forbidden in Chevron's franchise agreement.


Anonymous said...

The religious signs I could deal with, but now that I know that that Chevron station supports Bush I am officially boycotting it. (BTW, I am sure that the gas companies have NO problem with its franchisees support of Bush :-))

Sligo said...

Of course all gas companies support bush. Except, of course, Citgo. They probably like to pretend they don't for PR reasons, though.

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact, I saw that sign with that specific message the other day, and right behind it is a billboard truck with a giant Ehrlich/Cox sign on it.

Sligo said...

Inexplicably, Dean supporters held a fundraising car wash in the parking lot back in 2003, at least according to this site. How is this possible?

Lindemann said...

G&G Towing forever!

FireJimBowden said...

My all time favorite sign at the station was Christmas Eve two or three years ago: "Congratulations Mary and Joseph on your new baby"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a matter of fact, I saw that sign with that specific message the other day, and right behind it is a billboard truck with a giant Ehrlich/Cox sign on it.

9/29/2006 4:25 PM

RE: And??????

Anonymous said...

Right! It should say "... to call her Mommy".

NotYourBroom said...

Did you see the sign around Labor Day? It said

'Hurt People, Hurt People'

I don't know if it was a joke someone played on this gas station or what, but it stayed up for 3-4 days, and then it was replaced by the typical religious quote. It was very weird - I wanted to get a picture but missed the chance. I haven't gone to this gas station or the car wash across the street in years.

Woodsider said...

I quit going to that gas station years ago because you can't make a transaction (inside) without them saying "have a blessed day" or some other religious comment completely unrelated to my purchase. Can't they just say "thank you have a nice day"?.

As far as the car wash across the street, you should all go back! They are under new ownership as of a few months ago and it is an enormous improvement. Even that morbid-faced guy who takes your order now smiles and says "how are you today?"

The new owner now takes credit cards and he has a special $2 off coupon and frequent washer program. They all seem to have great attitudes there now.

Anonymous said...

"Hurt People Hurt People" was the only sign I means that people who are hurt will hurt other people.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, I'm so pleased to know I'm not alone in my utter inability NOT to sneer when I pass that gas station. Those people have never and will never seen a dime of my money. Their copy of the Bible is, I suspect, defective... came without this page:

"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men... when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret..."

Matthew, people. 6:5-6. *Read* that Bible instead of thumping it.

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