Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oxymoronic in Rhode Island

A Mini Super

A Super Mini

We took a pleasant drive to the beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island and passed a sign that caught my eye. The Charlestown Mini Super can't seem to make up its mind. Is it a little store that sells big things or is it a big store that sells little things? I think it would be great if there was a store that sold nothing but oxymorons: hot chili, plastic glasses, jumbo shrimp, home office supplies. If only there had been one of those new bigger Mini Cooper wagons parked in front it would complete the picture: a Super Mini parked in front of the Mini Super. Okay, I'll stop... the deafening silence I'm hearing is pretty ugly.


Anonymous said...

Hi. The Charlestown (RI) Mini-Super makes the all-time ever best home-made chicken salad. It evaporates the curious nature of the name of the store. It is beyond amazing. The store itself is a micro, or, even, a mini-micro of the wonderful small town and area it serves. Charlestown is great to visit. One of the country's best-kept secrets!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Thanks for the chicken salad tip, GeeEff. We were just in Charlestown this very day. Love that town and I think it's our favorite beach too.