The Dollar Store Could Be A Lot Funnier

My husband, Scott: The Dollar Store by us is going out of business.

Me: Oh yeah?

Scott: They had the funniest sign about it. We should drive by it so you could take a picture for your blog.

Me: Really? What did it say?

Scott: It said, “The Dollar Store. Going Out Of Business. Everything 50% off.”

Me: Wait, what’s funny?

Scott: It’s the Dollar Store and things are 2 for a dollar.

Me: But it’s a going out-of-business sale. All stores reduce prices when they’re closing.

Scott: It’s a little funny.

Me: It’d be funny if the sign said, “The Dollar Store. Going Out Of Business. Everything $1.”

Scott: Oh yeah, that would be a lot funnier.


Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

10 thoughts to “The Dollar Store Could Be A Lot Funnier”

  1. I love that you included graphics with this post. Thanks for the giggle this morning. I hope you stock up on all sorts of half priced goodies 😉

  2. Haha. Don’t leave us hanging, I want to know what weird/awesome stuff you ended up with if you went!

    One of my favorite things I’ve ever seen in a dollar store was a pregnancy test… in the checkout line with the gum and other convenience items. Because sometimes when you’re stocking up on cheap party favors and off-brand toiletries, you forget the $1 pregnancy test you really wanted.

  3. I am always highly amused by the “clearance” aisle at the dollar store here. Because that’s where the *really good* stuff ends up.

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