Last week I posted a picture of the sign at Mister Bagel on Forest Avenue, very curious about the message it was sending. Well, I’ve heard of Mister Bagel and why the sign says “Fresh Hot Poo” is one reason I never would have thought of.
I wrote the article because the sign had been up for over a month. At first I thought someone had gone to swap the letters as you see so often with these kinds of signs. Kids try to be funny and spell swear words like they’re playing a game of dirty Scrabble. But if that was the case, surely the owners would have changed the panel by now.
After the original story was posted on Facebook, the person behind the Mister Bagel Forest Avenue Facebook page left a comment, finally letting us know exactly why the sign reads “Local fresh hot poo here.” Their response is brilliantly funny.
In case you can’t read the image above, it says:
No need to read anything!!! When making the sign, it was supposed to say FOOD but didn’t have an “f” at the time! I wondered if people were actually reading the sign. . . then Poo was set up!
It’s fantastic! I was certainly reading the sign and I’m sure it caught the attention of the thousands of people who pass by each day on Forest Avenue. I would be willing to start a collection for a letter “F” for their sign, but I kinda want the hot poop to stay. It’s almost like a trademark at this point.
In fact, Mister Bagel, “Hot Poo” should be a code word for an unlisted special secret menu item. If someone walks in and orders “Fresh hot poo” they walk off the board to get this super secret stuff. This idea is yours, for free!
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