This Strip Mall Sign Contains The Story Of Life

By George Fox

I could live at this strip mall… Am I right?

On his regular rounds, WWJ Reporter Mike Campbell spotted this sign at a mall in Livonia, Mich. near the corner of Merriman and 7 Mile Road. It’s really poetic.

He noticed how the combination and order of these business’s signs was humorous.

From top left to bottom right the sign advertises …

– liquor, therapy

– dance instruction, health care

– job placement, food

– salon, fitness

This is similar to a story of a typical American’s week including a little party and dancing. Then maybe someone has a slip on the dance floor and needs medical attention. After that you’re going to need a good job to pay for it. At some point, you’ll get hungry. Why not, pasties are delicious. Toward the end of the cycle, when you’re feeling full and depressed — get a haircut to boost your self image and center yourself with some yoga poses.

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

After all that … go back and repeat from the top left.

George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.


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