We recently received a tip from Julie Herrod about a not-yet-opened business called Terrific Street, at 1534 Grant Ave. Herrod said that a new display in the upcoming store's window, featuring "canned parrot," was "the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in North Beach in the 25 years I've lived here." [...]
Herrod left an anonymous note in Terrific Street's mail slot, which reads: "Your window display is a disgrace. Not at all funny, if that's what you think it is. You're in the wrong neighborhood. Shame on you."
To her dismay, the owners of the business posted the note inside the window, along with a sign reading: "Terrific Street: In the wrong neighborhood since 2015." Herrod found it "mindboggling" that they'd post her note. "I was baffled by it," she said.
She left another note: "You have just proved my point by making it your slogan. Thank you." They posted that, too. [...]
"We thought, 'How funny would it be to create an installation that made it look like we were going to open a hyperlocal, hyper-sustainable business that was using the most hyperlocal food item?'" Baltezore said.
To her credit, at least the grumpy neighbor stood up for her own opinion and said, "I am the person who is offended by this", instead of taking the far more traditional approach of, "Offense might be caused, in the passive voice, to someone, somewhere."
Also: The most disgusting thing you've ever seen in North Beach? How could canned parrot even be the most disgusting thing you've stepped in in North Beach?