We're all for businesses with ironic or inadvertently funny names. Like Kids Exchange, which is usually written in all caps without any spaces so it reads "KIDSEXCHANGE," and our naughty little minds insert spaces where they probably shouldn't be. Or Pho Shizzle, a Vietnamese joint in Washington with an oh-so-clever owner.
Unfortunately, some places have names that are funny because they don't exactly accurately reflect the business itself. Like Happyland Supermarket. Admittedly, I've never been inside Happyland, but from the outside it looks kind of sad. It's probably feeling sad this week, too, because it got a citation from the health inspector for eight violations, including food not safe for human consumption, the food service manager not having a food service manager's certification in his/her possession, openings to the outside not protected against insects, a poorly maintained ice machine and no soap at the sinks. Or at least there wasn't soap at every sink, which is not as bad as having no soap whatsoever, but still not great.More »