A (rightly) confused reader approaches the podium:
I work at the 260 S. Broad St. building recently bought by the Post Brothers and yesterday, three flags were put up on the front of the building: An American flag, an Israeli flag and a pirate flag. I saw the American flag and pirate flag and thought, “Well, union workers in the building are venting steam.” But the Israeli flag makes no sense. And then someone mentioned the movie filming going on in the area and maybe it’s related to that.
I don’t know. But I thought I’d give you a heads-up and see if your crack investigative team could figure it out.
Well, the first thing we learned is that the reader was not lying. Here is the strange assemblage of flags as described:
The second thing we learned is that, according to our sources, this does not seem to have anything to do with Paranoia, the movie currently shooting in Center City. So what is it, then? Indeed, Post Brothers have been in the news lately with regard to their interactions with Philly’s ever-consterning unions situation, but would the unions have been so bold (or, frankly, capable of such a high concept prank) as to punk the Posts in just this way? (Something tells us no.)
So what could it be, then? The Posts feeling their oats? Some other situation entirely? We wanted to know. You now want to know, maybe. So we called Post Brothers this morning. Our very question of “Hey, what’s the deal with these flags?” seemed to provoke immediate anxiety in the operator. She said “The Owner” would call us back. He has not. And so we are left to wonder. Post Brothers, we await your explanation. It’s OK, we’re here. We’ll wait.
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