Wondering why no one is buying?

I guess they don't have rulers, though.

In honor of back-to-school, here’s a sign which was made by someone who was absent the day the teacher discussed the difference between stationary and stationery.

If this retail establishment’s selection is stationary, that means it’s fixed in one place; immobile. However, stationery is the broad classification of items such as pens, pencils, paper and envelopes, used for writing and correspondence.

Let me also point out the use of it as a singular pronoun, which apparently is meant to refer to the plural pens, pencils, paper. I recognize that sheet of orange paper is only so big, but switching out it  for them couldn’t have been that much trouble. 

Here’s a question for the group:  with the ubiquitous use of email, is the laptop now considered stationery?  A fun thought for a back-to-school Tuesday morning.

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