Running your own store and being your own boss can be tough. You have to work long hours, pick up the slack of any slacking employees, and if the customer isn’t happy it’s on your head. But not having to answer to anyone but yourself also has its perks, because you can close up shop at any time and for any reason you want! And the following store owners did just that, as evidenced by these hilarious “closed” signs.
Having a bad day? Tired of dealing with ungrateful customers? Well, if you’re the one running the show, you have the power to call it a day and come back tomorrow with your job and position still intact. The following 10 store owners demonstrate the wide range of reasons for throwing in the towel for the day.
とく (@toku_N_frente) July 31, 2015
“The soup was a failure.” And I guess there was nothing else to serve?
たかぴっぴ (@silver1031) February 05, 2015
“Due to being unable to pass through the stairwell, the live Hawaiian performance by [famous sumo wrestler] Konishiki today has been cancelled.” Because even after retiring from the sport, Konishiki is still a pretty big guy.
A photo posted by @sekinedesu on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:08pm PDT
“Because someone said the watermelon isn’t good, my brother lost his nerve and closed for the day. He prefers positive reinforcement, you know!” I’m sure the watermelon’s feelings were hurt more…
4さま (@4yonsama) November 29, 2014
“Closed temporarily because Sayumi Michishige graduated from Morning Musume 14. (Getting over it by listening to MomoClo)” Idol fandom at its saddest…
Ayaka.N (@mizinko_pon) February 27, 2014
“Closed today because I was caught cheating. I look forward to serving you again.” Way to air your dirty laundry!
つるまー (@trm_f) July 29, 2014
“Temporarily closed due to couple’s argument.” Any relation to the shop owner above?
りおた (@riota2gaoe) June 15, 2014
“As Japan’s team lost the soccer match, the shop owner is not feeling well so we will be closed temporarily. We will resume service as usual tomorrow from 11:00.”
のぶやん (@nobuyan30) January 11, 2015
“I’m in Saga. – Owner” …Okay!
ひれん (@mokkorihiren) September 05, 2014
At a Mexican restaurant: “Will be closed from 8/31 (Sun)-9/9 (Tues). In search of chili peppers.” Must be hard work hunting down those peppers.
ゆきんこ (@44da_schnee) November 02, 2014
“Oww… Owww… Closed today for feigned illness.” I guess that’s reason enough!
Top image: Twitter/@mizinko_pon