I'm home alone, as I may have mentioned, what with Pato and Boy-child in Chile, and Girl-child off on her own on the other side of the river, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to clean out the house.
Initially I was going to take a car full of stuff to ARC once a week. Once I started though, I decided I should have a garage sale instead. The neighbor did it. Girl-child did it with her BFF. People do it all the time, so I thought I would too.
Well! What an interesting experience that was. Did it. Done. Glad I did it. Never again. Here are some observations.
*People are weird.
*There are two types of buyers - the ones who pay the price on the label, and the ones who want to take home everything for a dollar.
*Not a dollar an item, rather a dollar for everything they want to take home.
*One guy who tried to do this was playing The Dumb Mexican.
*I was having none of it.
*Four 50 cent items and he's offering a dollar.
*Pretending like he couldn't speak English very well.
*Drives a really nice vehicle.
*I decided not to let in on him in Spanish, for fear he would hang out longer arguing if I did.
*I just wanted him to go away.
*We settled on $1.50.
*Today I had another one, except this time he was Russian.
*No one wants coffee mugs.
*I think everyone else has hundreds of them too.
*My mother had four sets of Christmas glasses.
*I feel lucky I was able to sell one set.
*I guess everyone has lots of Christmas glasses too.
*People buy a lot of crap.
*But not the expensive stuff.
*Really, they just want to see what they can get for a dollar, I guess.
*My neighbors were my best customers.
*It gives me great pleasure to see neighbor kids playing with stuff from my kids.
*They maybe bought stuff because we've given them things in the past.
*It was fun to visit with my neighbors.
*The weather was good.
*Actually, it was a little hot and I got sunburned.
*And I knit a sock.
*I still have a garage full of stuff I have to take to ARC.