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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No “help wanted” here.

An Ohio restaurant got creative in an attempt to attract reliable employees, and hung a sign outside of its business saying, “Now hiring: non-stupid people.”

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The signs were hung outside of Santino’s Pizzeria in Columbus, and after they were posted on social media last week, the business has been getting a lot of attention, WBNS reported.

“I understand where they’re coming from because you want someone working here who’s going to comprehend taking orders or service, but it can be offensive,” Natasha Fox, a customer picking up her order, told WSYX.

“I thought it was funny. I didn’t think it was offensive at all,” Paul Robbins told WBNS. “That made me really curious about this pizza place, so that made me decide to come in and check it out.”

The store’s manager, Heather Stockton, told WNBS that the sign was initially intended as a joke after the business had experienced issues with no-shows and people not taking the job seriously.

“It was just more of the fact, we kept having an applicant, we’d train them, and they’d just walk out,” Stockton told the station. “I had a high school student who thought it was okay to bring a nerf gun in with another employee here.”

The owners’ daughter, Jayden Dunigan, told WSYX that the sign was meant to be funny.

“A lot of the people we’ve hired just don’t want to work,” Dunigan told WSYX. “There is no work ethic behind them, so that’s the meaning behind the ‘non stupid’.”

Stockton suggested that those who find the sign offensive come in to try the food.

“Instead of judging our signs, why don’t you come judge our pizzas? Our pizzas are really good,” Stockton told WNBS.