Well, THIS was hilarious!

If you know me personally, you probably know that I don’t do well with math; thanks to my dad realizing I’d never be a rocket scientist, he put me in classes that focused on what I’d need to balance my checkbook, pay my bills, and function in life.

Although I’m glad he did—and I have a solid handle on basic skills—sometimes I still have issues, particularly spatially. If something is described in inches, feet, or other measures, I have trouble understanding how large or small something is. I usually can only “see it” in my head if it’s compared to an object with which I’m familiar.

Recently, I was going to order a banner for an upcoming book signing I have at Howe Caverns on August 3. I could have ordered the small size and used my publisher’s metal framing, and, in fact, that’s what I was planning on doing.

However, Vistaprint—where I order all of my collateral materials—was having a sale, and their large retractable banners were available for about half price. Since the Howe Caverns lobby is—pardon the pun—cavernous, I wanted something larger so the banner would be seen; in addition, the book’s cover wouldn’t fit on a standard width. I ordered the 47” x 81” Premium Wide Retractable banner.

I wasn’t prepared for the size of this thing when it arrived in the mail!

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About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

Posted on July 11, 2019, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff, The Shadows Behind, The Writing Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think it’s fabulous! In this case, bigger is better!

  2. Scary, isn’t it?!!

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