Monday, July 6, 2009

The Lancaster Dancing Lady


Do you know this woman? She stands on the corner of Lancaster and Silverton with a sign for a shoe sale almost every day.


Let me rephrase that: she dances on the corner of Lancaster and Silverton. I can't believe how much energy this woman has. She's all smiles and waves and fun little dance moves. Pure entertainment.


I have noticed a steep increase in the number of sign-wavers advertising businesses lately. Is it the economy perhaps? It's pretty good advertisement for a local business. Perhaps it's cheaper than radio or newspaper spots.


Whatever it is, it has given this dear, dancing lady a job and she sure looks like she's happy in it.

3 comments:

Salem Man said...

I've noticed an increase in sign activity out there, especially in Albany. It's great to see the enthusiasm.

KandN said...

I like the dancing. How many of us can get the benefits of aerobic exercise while doing our job? :>)

lavachickie said...

When I came here four years ago, I was blown away by how many sign holders are employed. Seriously... you just NEVER see this in the midwest. At least you didn't at the time I moved. I've done the math, sometimes -- the amount paid by mattress stores and furniture sellers and others to multiple people standing on street corners... does it really pay off? It must.

There used to be a guy on the corner of Lancaster and Center that was for the mattress seller in that strip mall that is mostly empty now. This guy JAMMED. I mean he had the moves, and he worked it the entire time -- every single time I saw him. He made me smile! Never made me buy a mattress, mind you, but it always made my day.

I wanted to do a little interview with him for a freelance article. But the moment I set my mind to doing that... he disappeared.

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