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by Christopher Ashworth — Dec 03
The opposite case--having full boxes but refusing to sell them--is even weirder. (Though much less common.)

The sandwhich shop I frequently visit for lunch always has stacks of the day's papers, with a post-it note atop each stack that displays the words "No Sale" in black marker. No one is allowed to touch them or buy them, and if you try the proprietor (an asian man) just urgently repeats "no sale! no sale!"

I'm utterly confounded by it. The stacks are right in front of you when you walk in the door. They are always up to date. They always have the yellow notes warning that they are not for sale. The mystery may never be solved.

No sale!
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