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What did this sign mean?

Asked by raum (11091points) January 17th, 2022 from iPhone

I walked by a deli with a handwritten sign that said “This business is run by civilians”.

They were closed today for MLK. Otherwise, I totally would have asked them.

What the heck did that sign mean?

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Jeruba's avatar

At a sheer guess, I would say it might be meant to convey “We’re not in your fight, whoever you are. Leave us out of it.”

If so, it probably won’t do them any good. A rampaging mob armed with torches and pitchforks is not going to stop and read the signs or figure out what they mean.

janbb's avatar

Maybe they don’t sell submarine sandwiches?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

~ “we are idiots please don’t shop here.”

SnipSnip's avatar

I think the message is “We are not veterans.” The real message could really be one of several things. Take your pick.

janbb's avatar

I’m actually wondering if they meant citizens and it was an anti-immigrant message.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It means they don’t employ felons. I think.

Jeruba's avatar

@raum, if you go back and ask, I hope you report it here.

kruger_d's avatar

Or if “Citizens”,maybe recent immigrants who are trying to avoid damage to their property.

rebbel's avatar

“This business is run by civilians.
As opposed to those that are run by reptilians.”

gondwanalon's avatar

It means that no military or police personnel work there.

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