Not going to let this Slide


This photo was taken on September 3, 2020 at  7:44 AM.


The location was in the Capital Hill area of Washington DC


The "Take It!"  I am very attracted to the street and what is going on within it.  It comes from spending lots of hours during a week doing my part time job which calls for a lot of driving to be done.  This photo came from my having spotted a single Slide in the street and spending a few moments on wondering what could have been the story behind it being there.  


What emerged was a compounding from the subject - to include the Moving Van which is a big part of the background for the Slide.  The license plate on the truck was from New York.  I cannot recall having seen Greece be the country of choice be so prominent in advertising.  Having a Greek Super Hero as your mover is just too good to not pass along.  I cannot help but wonder if there is some sort of cape tie down used to eliminate hang ups while moving furniture from the truck into that special place in the location which is the destination for the pieces of value and purpose which have been on the move.  I can imagine they cut down on labor cost as a Super Hero could do it all - in a flash.  


I must say - I think appealing to the heritage of potential customers - is not new - but for the most part in my experience has been used with food related items and restaurants.


A limit had to be placed on my imagination ( never happen - lol ) about possible ads from other countries and how they might play out.    


Here is hoping you have a favorite country and can have some fun with playing some imaginary advertising match ups.


Wishing you extra smiles in your day.



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Comments: 7
  • #1

    GpaJake (Monday, 22 February 2021 01:49)

    Looks like someone lost a flip flop during their walk of shame.

  • #2

    Sally (Monday, 22 February 2021 01:53)

    I meant to ask a question about this one when I saw it a week or so ago, but we had a busy week. This was just the reminder I needed.

    I remember a post some time ago of some hats and beanies you collect and donate to the local homeless shelter. Did you start a shoe collection as well after spotting this lone one in the street?

  • #3

    Jim (Monday, 22 February 2021 01:54)

    Interesting take on the super hero logo. My first thought was they use it as a way of advertising strong movers that can lift anything and everything one needs moved.

  • #4

    Teri (Monday, 22 February 2021 01:57)

    I had to check out their website after seeing it on the back of the truck. They really play on the Super Hero thing. What is interesting is, as you said the truck has a New York plate but according to their website they operate out of South Carolina and Florida.

  • #5

    SF1967 (Monday, 22 February 2021 02:00)

    Imagine moving from New York to Washington D.C. or vice versa, with both sets of slides, only to arrive with one. If it did belong to them they must have found it.

  • #6

    Gabe (Monday, 22 February 2021 02:02)

    Lol Im now imagining a moving company that is run by Superman and his Super Friends. Itd be expensive but I bet they do a good job.

  • #7

    Bruce (Tuesday, 02 March 2021 20:32)

    Thank you to everyone for your amusing and insightful observations on this ever so strange find. The quest goes on - as we all seem to enjoy the fun of this enterprise. All my best - and please stay safe and please get vaxinated as we need to have everyone get through this thing.