The choice is a classic one: one, single, solitary horse-sized duck? Or 100 duck-sized horses? Are they working as a team? Are the animals aware they’re at a different size than they should be? Does the huge duck see you as a big piece of bread? Are the animals in a fight to the death or will they run away?
Most importantly, why can’t we settle our differences with conversation rather than violence? Do you have any idea how many people would like to have a duck-sized horse? Heck, I’d be fine with a horse-sized duck. El Arroyo has raised these questions and more.
Please Just Tell us About the Food
So, there's this famous song called "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot, with the lyrics "my anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun." El Arroyo decided to spin the words a bit. It's a feeble attempt, but we like that they're trying.
The sign may be a little punny, as long as they're having fun! And to be honest, we would have to go one step further and say that this version of the song was written by a performer who goes by the name of "Sir Chips-a-Lot." You know, because he likes to eat chips. Potato chips. Or fries - whatever.
Look, Boss, I Followed Orders
Having a good relationship with your superior at work makes working easy, and following orders is part of that give-and-take relationship. However, we wonder if the boss will actually be happy to hear how literally the sign-writer took his order. The sign is meta, here meaning only interesting if you have prior knowledge.
They are good for getting the word out on social media and might get people to remember the sign and thus the restaurant, but like many of these signs, we know nothing about the restaurant, what kind of food they offer, or what specials are on the menu.
This One Isn't Even Very Good
Come now, El Arroyo – two signs on one page – this sign is not your best. It takes a little bit of thinking even to understand what they're talking about, and once you do figure it out, you'll groan and roll your eyes and go across the street to the Taco Bell, because there is no way you're going to reward that sort of creative output.
What does El Arroyo sell? Do they actually cook food? Is it just a bunch of writers who sit around a table and come up with witty – or hopefully witty – signs?
Those Halcyon Days
Back when you could look someone in the eye and not have them look back at their screen. Back when if you were out eating and the phone rang, too bad. Back when a coffee shop was a place for conversation, congregation, and nice, regular black coffee.
This enterprising store has brought those days back, and we are buying what they're selling. 1995 is a bit far back – WiFi didn't get started until midway through the two-thousands – but perhaps they mean to return to when the internet was just a gleam in a bunch of nerds' eyes.