Today has been a day for reorganising the shop. As this involved moving two large counters around the shop, (pictures tomorrow) we decided we had better close at least while this was being done. Shutting the door and putting the closed sign up had no effect. People still picked their way through and around the chaos as if nothing unusual was happening.
So then we put the shutters down, only half way, as we didn't really want to feel as if we were working in a metal container. Two minutes later, two more intrepid members of the public bent double to get under the shutters and came in to have a look around.
So, now we have the solution next time we have a quiet day and want to attract customers:
Pull the shop to pieces, put up the closed sign and pull down the shutters. Test their ingenuity!