The sign's punny messages and cheeky wisecracks have amassed a substantial fan following online.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 25, 2021. It has since been updated.
A signboard in Seattle has been making local residents and passersby crack a smile every week with punny messages and cheeky wisecracks for nearly two decades. The beloved Wallingford Sign — located outside a Chevron gas station — has also amassed a pretty substantial fan following online after its existence made quite a stir a few years ago and it's not hard to see why once you get a taste of its witticisms.
"In October of 2005, we converted our auto repair shop into an ExtraMile convenience store and suddenly we had a problem. It had always been easy to think of useful messages to put on the sign for things like service promotions and store specials and the like. But with the ExtraMile, there were no more cars to fix and the place was plastered with store specials. So we decided to do something different," the gas station reveals on its website. Using the sign to post jokes and punny observations is "a great way for the community to connect with us," the manager of the establishment explained in a video profile of the gas station.