In 2005, an auto-repair shop in Seattle closed its doors and a gas station opened up in its place. Like your run-of-the-mill gas station with an integrated convenience store, the Wallingford Chevron seemed like nothing out of the ordinary in the beginning. Standing in front of the store was a typical, customizable sign that the auto-repair shop had used for advertising promotions and specials. Since taking over, the gas station had no use for the sign, as it had its own methods of advertising.
Instead of removing the empty sign, the staff at the Wallingford Chevron got a little creative and started posting up jokes and puns to amuse passersby. While the humor behind a lot of their jokes is reminiscent of the corny, slightly embarrassing dad jokes that the Internet seems to be full of these days, the public seemed to love and welcome these regular quips.
And thus, the Wallingford Sign came to life. Seattle Propane, the company behind this delightful commodity, has even created Facebook and Twitter pages so that all their amusing signs are available online for the rest of the world to see. In today's world, most people are used to seeing signs with advertisements and promotions that specifically serve to lure in business, so these entertaining signs are like a breath of fresh air for everyone.
Here are just a few of the signs that they have put up so far:
The innocent jokes and puns on these quirky signs are something to look forward to for those who get to pass by the Wallingford Chevron gas station on a regular basis.
Even if you don't live in the area, you can always keep up with their jokes on their Facebook or Twitter pages.
You won't be able to help but chuckle at most of these quips.
Some of them may take you a second to get the joke, but it's totally worth it.
Other jokes make fun of everyday situations in a way that you wouldn't expect.
Who knew that a seemingly ordinary gas station would become a hit sensation for quirky signs?
If only more places could partake in this tradition.
It's a much-needed dose of cheer to counterbalance the stress and busyness of everyday life.
Some of these wisecracks are just so relatable.
While some are just so ... cheesy.
This one really gets you thinking.
Most importantly, Wallingford Sign's jokes are innocent and fun so that everyone can enjoy them.
And they have so generously posted them all on their social media pages so that you can spread the cheer to your own friends and family.
If you'd like to browse through their archive or keep up with their future signs, don't forget to check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.
H/T: LittleThings | Wallingford Sign