Exciting Goings-On On Scarth St. Mall

Prairie Dog (message)When I wandered across the mall this morning around 8:30 a.m. I was greeted by the above sight outside the door to our second-floor office.

We have condo residents on the third floor of the building, so I’m not positive the message, which was “written” with the use of black hockey tape, was directed at Prairie Dog. But if it was, we’d appreciate some input from either the maker or perhaps one of the readers of this blog as to what the hell it means.

Steve thought it might be “I WANT SYRUP” but I don’t read the last letter as a “P”. For me, it reads more as “I WANT SYRUT” but that doesn’t make sense — maybe one of you can suggest an alternative reading.

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Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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