After the old CNN sign was taken down, residents of the tiny faraway hamlet were lost — unsure of what time it was, how warm it was outside, or whether it might rain. Other than those who had retained their cavemen sensibilities to track the sun, they ate their meals whenever food became available, unable to discern whether it was time for breakfast, lunch or dinner — some would begin lining up at Good Enough to Eat hours before brunch, unsure of when the restaurant would start serving food. They aimlessly flicked through Instagram photos on their phones, lost and bereft.
And then, in a strange and wonderful miracle, a sign emerged atop a faraway building like a comet above the heavens, broadcasting the time and temperature for all to see. And thereafter, the residents of the hamlet ate dinner at dinnertime while watching Jeopardy, and they lined up for brunch exactly 45 minutes in advance, and all was well with the world.
Oh and if you want to buy advertising space on that sign, click here (as long as you also agree to always present the time and temperature on the sign).