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Dumb Tourists Invade New York

By Brian | July 22, 2010 | Share on Facebook

A few days ago, I was walking through Times Square with a friend of mine, and we passed the former site of Times Square’s ESPNZone restaurant. About a month ago, Disney decided to close five of these stores due to lack of profits (isn’t that always the reason?). Anyway, they posted these signs on the doors of the restaurant:


(Click on the image to enlarge it if you have trouble reading it here)

As we walked by the sign, a couple of tourists were reading it as well. One of them said to the other, “Wow, check this out. They closed the ESPNZone TODAY. Damn – we just missed it.” Now, remember, this is mid-July. The first sentence of the letter does say, “ESPN Zone operations in Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. were discontinued today.” But immediately above that sentence is the date the letter was written: June 16, 2010. Perhaps this guy thought they replaced the signs every day?

I just hope he made it home OK. I can imagine him looking at his plane ticket and saying, “Aw, jeez, honey – the flight left a half hour ago. We missed it AGAIN. I guess we’ll just have to try again tomorrow…”

Topics: New York, New York | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Dumb Tourists Invade New York”

  1. Jeff Porten says at July 22nd, 2010 at 7:03 pm :
    Oh, I can easily forgive that. Show me a document dated “June” in July, and I could easily misread that.

    Now, the time my dad wrote me a check and dated it 11/31, *that* we gave him a hard time over..

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