It’s the done thing in my neighborhood for shops to put messages on sandwich boards outside. The cupcake one suggests cupcakes to go with the weather or the holiday or the news or whatever else strikes them.

A couple of blocks north, where there’s slightly less foot traffic, a little clothing boutique I hadn’t noticed before had one this afternoon that said

Give a girl the perfect shoes, and she can change the world.

I was sorely tempted to go inside and ask if I could punch whatever genius came up with that.

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