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6 Responses to “Clearance Fail”


  1. 1 Volpeculus May 4, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Clerrrrance time already?

  2. 2 Extramrdo May 5, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    What disturbs me is that they already spelled “Clearance” properly twice on the sign.

  3. 3 Liath June 16, 2008 at 6:50 am

    You just can’t hire decent clearks anymore …

  4. 4 GreyDuck June 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Roger, Roger. We have clearance, Clarence. What’s our vector, Victor?

  5. 5 Mirage June 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    The sign stock comes in with that header already on it, anything below is typed up by an employee. You don’t have to be literate to work at good ol’ Meijer.

  6. 6 Disappointment Trolley June 27, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    For over three years, I was a Sales Associate for a big chain discount retailer (NOT WAL-MART), and I always called Clearance Season “Clarence.”

    “Oh, Clarence is coming/here/leaving.”
    “That item is on Clarence.”
    “Can you take this back to Clarence?”

    Thankfully, we did not have a Clarence working in the store, so this never became much of a problem.

    Now, as for “CLERANCE;” well, that spells neither a proper name NOR a word. It’s not even “CLEAR;” and clearing out is the main point of a CLEARANCE.

    Has anyone else worked in a store where some customers asked, every time you had a Clearance (Clarence/Clerence) Sale, if you were going out of business?


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