Let’s limit this to businesses you’ve actually at least driven by yourself, okay?
In NH along route nine towards the capital, one encounters The Town Pump which is neither business that sells pumps of any sort or the hang out of a woman of easy virtue. Instead it sells antiques. Later on one drives past The Jelly Cupboard, which does not sell jelly. It does sell cupboards, however, but I personally thought the jelly was the more important part of the description until I realized what the business was.
What have you seen that doesn’t sell/do what the name suggested to you?
My mother came up to visit and was driving around with my wife Pepper Mill, when she saw a sign at a mall for “The Spice Closet”, and said she wanted to stop in there and see what exotic spices they sold.
My wife gently steered her away from the lingerie store.
Bonus points: There really IS a store not far away that sells exotic spices. The guy who runs it is named – no joke – David Bowie
My wife and I have been considering getting a barn cat to ward off mice in our out building. Each of us, while out and about separately last week, saw a local farm with a small sign (think yard sign-sized) that said “Barn Cats” with some small print under it and a phone number. So my wife calls, and inquires about their barn cats. The woman on the other end of the phone laughs hysterically. My wife clarifies that she saw their sign and was wondering about their barn cats, and the woman goes “Oh, you’re serious?” My bewildered wife says yeah. The woman says they don’t have any barn cats; they restore old barns, their business is called “Barn Cats.”
She then asks my wife where she got the idea that they sold barn cats. My wife said “From the sign that says barn cats out in front of your house.” The woman started laughing again and my wife hung up. Either they need to change the name of their business or make the fine print on their sign easier to read while driving by on a 55-mile-an-hour country road.