The hilarious note went viral on social media, with many asking for directions to the antique shop so they could visit the store, as many praised the owner’s jokey tone
A shop owner’s cheeky note after popping out for lunch has gone viral after leaving a customer in stitches.
While most shoppers might feel irritated to turn up and find a store is closed, this note set a lot of people at ease.
It seems antique store owner Steve has no problem getting to the point – with the note making things extremely clear.
In beautiful cursive handwriting, the note said: “Darlings – Had to run to a luncheon, but I’ll be back around 3. Fingers crossed that the food is good – god knows the company won’t be – Steve.”
A woman shared the note on Twitter, adding: “I saw this note on the door of an antique shop I tried to go to today.”
One person commented: “The whole time I was reading this I was imagining an 80-year-old lady, and then it was signed “Steve.”
Another wrote: “Steve is a treasure! I am now invested! I want to know if the food at the luncheon was better than the company!”
A third added: “That’s the best ‘we will return sign’ I’ve ever seen!! I don’t visit many antique shops but now I’d like to check this out.”
Others admitted that they couldn’t read the note due to the owner’s handwriting.
“My 4 steps while reading this: 1. Skim over it for the words I could read to get the general idea 2. Go back and try the harder words with my general knowledge of the situation
“3. Get stuck on what a “luncheox” is and what “fergers croned” means 4. My brain starts working again,” wrote one person.
Another joked: “It’s obvious from the replies that there will be a day when cursive has been forgotten, and then used as code for top secret info bc nobody can read it anymore.”