Signs of War and Peace

Music instructors don’t start many wars. 

But Jim Bohon of Bridge Kaldro Music fired the opening salvo in a sign war destined to spread far beyond Christiansburg, Virginia.
 
Provoked by Bohon’s challenge on his music store’s marquee, neighboring Super Shoes took the bait: “Hey Bridge Kaldro! Our shoe strings are stronger than your guitar strings.”
 
At this point, the conflict might have been contained, but Kabuki Japanese Steak House intervened: “You got to B-sharp to make good Shoe-shi and we won’t string you along.”
 
Somehow, Speedy Glass, an auto glass shop in not-so-neighboring Listowel, Ontario, opened up a Canadian front, targeting Dairy Queen: “Wanna have a sign war?”
 
“You bet your glass we do,” DQ fired back.
 
From 700 miles away, Kabuki just couldn’t stay out of it—this time, with international consequences—with a stereotype-laced cheap shot: “Canadians tryin 2 join the sign war ehh? Y’all ride on elks for Uber right … bring it on Ontario!!
 
Speedy Glass clapped back. “Hey Kabuki, gloves are off. No more Mr. Rice Guy.” 
 
But in the end, Canada couldn’t help but play the nice guy—allowing the skirmish to end peacefully, with Kabuki insisting they’re “like best bud towns now.”
 
The Washington Post

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