Yes, I pulled over to make sure that this wasn't an employee who had died of heat stroke.

If you live and/or work in Genesee County, you've probably been stuck at the intersection of Center and Lapeer Roads, near the old, empty Target building.

Back in August, I was stuck at said intersection, waiting to take a right on Center, and noticed a sign spinner in a costume on the corner with a sign for Boost Mobile.

It was scorching hot, as much of the summer was, and it looked like said employee was leaning up against an electrical box to take a break.

The longer I sat at the intersection, the more concerned I became. The employee wasn't moving; she was stiff and shoeless. I started to panic and thought, "is anybody going to check on this poor girl?"

And then I took a closer look - it's a mannequin. In a costume. Holding up a sign for free phones.

I don't know what the deal is - is it too hot to have an employee in a costume? Yes, of course. But is a mannequin, with only its legs exposed, a good substitute? Can you not hang the sign from the pole? Was this a good choice for advertising??

Regardless...

...AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS THE BODY OF A PERSON WHO HAD DIED FROM THE SUMMER HEAT?!?!

via Pat & AJ