Chicago >Gifts & Novelties > He Who Eats Mud
3247 N Broadway St Ste 1, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065741.941444 -87.644316
Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM Friday From 10:00 AM To 07:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Lakeview, North Side
Rude to Loyal Customer – After over 20 years of buying my cards at this establishment ($10-$20 per month), I received the rudest treatment I have received at any establishment.
I brought two cards up to the counter where a young man who has waited on me before was leaning on the counter looking down at something intently. I set the cards on the counter, offered a smile and said, "Hi, how are you?". He neither acknowledged me, looked at me nor said anything. He took the cards and rang them up and told me the amount due. I said "Aren't you well?" And he responded "It's none of your business." I told him to keep the cards and that he made me feel like he didn't want me there. His only response was, "That's fine." 20 years of loyal business dismissed.
Two rooms full of "oh my god, where did you get that!" – I could spend hours in this store? and I'm usually a wham-bam shopper. Unique cards, random gifts, wrapping paper, doodads... I love stationary/cards like nobody's business, and this is always my first stop.
The cards are stacked in your favor at this unique shop. – The Scene
Walls of this 27-year-old store are adorned with brightly colored, dressed-up animal heads like Carmen Mirandeer (a deer head) and a pair of boar heads nicknamed the Gaboars (the sisters probably would not appreciate the reference). A hot pink marlin hangs on the back wall--Marlin Monroe, of course. A giant silver chandelier shimmers with stars, and rainbow flags line the ceiling.
Whatever you need help saying, chances are you'll find it on one of these cards--Chicago-themed, gay and lesbian, holiday, sympathy and plenty of blank cards range from traditional to avant-garde. When you're in a hateful mood, browse the cards from Dirtyworks with sayings like "You're horribly, horribly old" and "My friends don't like you." Buttons and T-shirts follow suit: "Your village called, their idiot is missing" and "I used up all my sick days, so I'm calling in dead." Tamer items include candles, magnetic poetry, albums, decorative tins, stamp kits, pens and earrings.
Good card shop, plus some fun sculptural art; I bought a friend an aluminum dog made out of saw wheels and discarded metal. Very cool. Lotsa magnets and obnoxious t-shirts too.
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