I am fairly sure I asked Dad what an "egress" was one day and he told me a story about P.T. Barnum to help me remember it. I always figured he might be making it up.
The P.T. Barnum story turns out to be true. According to my dad and About.com Guide Susan Ward, "American P. T. Barnum is perhaps one of the world's most famous entrepreneurs. At one point, Barnum had signs posted in his Museum stating, "This Way to the Egress!" Excited visitors who followed the signs ended up outdoors - necessitating going back to the front of the Museum and paying another entrance fee if they wanted to continue their tour!" Susan considers P.T. Barnum a perfect example of an entrepreneur.
Since that story stuck with me, I am glad to know it is true. Old P.T. Barnum was very sneaky. Now you can be too. No matter which way your egress is, I have a pattern for you. Stitch the Free This Way to the Egress design in the floss colors of your choice. I provide both cross stitch and back stitch charts.
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