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Sign at Charles City convenience store raises eyebrows

Can't we all just get abong?
Can’t we all just get abong?

CHARLES CITY – A sign at a Charles City convenience store is raising eyebrows Saturday.

A North Iowa resident shared a photo with the NIT newsroom of the sign at the Rush Stop convenience store, located at 609 South Main Street in Charles City.  The sign says “Can’t we all just get abong?”

Some are saying that the sign is an obvious reference to a marijuana smoking instrument, sometimes referred to as a “bong”.  Some people think the sign is funny while others are not so sure.

“That did say get along….at least when I left work last night around 1 (AM)”, one local resident said, inferring that the sign had been changed in recent hours.

Another woman said “WOW! And I’m criticized for moving my children away [from] Charles City!” while yet another Charles City woman said “They should keep them clean”, referring to signs around town.

“And we wonder why we have drug problems in our schools,” a Rockford woman said.

A Mason City man said, “I think it’s hilarious.  They always have funny stuff on their sign when I drive through there.  It’s a nice little store.”

A call to the store was answered by an employee, who said they hadn’t had any feedback on the sign and was somewhat surprised that people are talking about it.

“We like to have a little humor on the sign,” the employee told NIT.  “Did you see the other side?  It’s about Obama who said ‘I’ve been to all 57 states and I still have one more to go.'”

What is your opinion?  Is the sign in bad taste?


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