A few years back someone came up with the idea of using a couple of simple phrases to answer questions that were not being asked overtly. The phrases are “Yes, we’re open,” and “Sorry, we’re closed.” These are little signs on shops and cafes put on the front door/window to let us know if they are open for business…or not. Though as the public we were not asking these questions openly, we are of course inwardly needing to know if a business is open or closed.
This is the whole issue: Why can’t the signs just say, “Open,” or “Closed” without giving this information as if answering a question? If an establishment is open… just say “Open,” and if closed, just say “Closed.” From this we can surely determine if the place is open or not. We do not need an outward sentence answer for a simple internal question.
This has become so much of a deterrent to some of us that we might look for another business because if someone answers these two simple unasked questions they will probably try to answer other questions I have not asked. The “Yes, we’re open,” and “Sorry, we’re closed,” signs are also almost like warning signs. Let the sign be yes or no.
“Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No” anything more than this comes from the evil one.” Jesus