I sell stationery not stationary.

(Source:  Nancy and Betty Studio)

Yesterday, I spent the day helping a friend at a local craft show.  Before the show started I strolled around to check out the competition.  I noticed one lone stationery vendor.  Oh excuse me…”stationary” vendor.  The vendor in question, had a cute little chalkboard sign stationed outside of their tent with the words “FINE STATIONARY” in big bold letters.

At first, I thought it was a mistake and walked over to help a fellow paper vendor out.  As I got closer to the tent, I noticed stationery wasn’t spelled wrong once on the chalkboard but throughout the vendor’s tent.  “Fine Stationary”.  Hmm…no mistake.

At that point, I figured it didn’t make sense to say a word.  In fact, I grew concerned the person might not appreciate me pointing out the misspelling.

Oh well…doesn’t look good when you don’t know how to spell the name of your product.