It’s starting to get a little more rainy, overall more spotty weatherwise â€“- in just a couple of weeks it’s started feeling like Autumn. Jenny said she wanted to take her daughter to the fair this weekend on whichever day seemed least likely to rain. When that turned out to be Saturday, she sort of bent that rule so that she could do two and a half hours of sales first, then hit the fair. I have been sort of spaced out and have had so much to do lately that two hours give or take sounded fine.
Karl came across town to join us. The first sale looked like it could be really good and he had pretty cool stuff, but wacko prices.
KCMU flyers from the mid/late ’80s â€“ you are never going to see that. Yes, they had been free and all he did was yank them down, but not everyone is going to keep them for 25 years.
The price? $30 each. Ouch! Books? $5 each for stuff that I donâ€™t know if I would call special. Plus, the whole time I was looking around this woman is in my ear:
â€œIs this a guy sale?â€
â€œIs this a guy sale?â€
â€œYes. It’s very much a guy sale.â€
â€œWell, do you think he has any womanâ€™s jewelry?â€
I had to go sit in the car. Karl hung around and managed to talk him down a bit on a few items.
The next sale, Jenny mentions that the ad said they are selling vintage stuff from her former resale business -â€“ what vintage? Itâ€™s kids toys and other odds and ends.
If this is what we are dealing with, I need a baked good.
The next sale had listed records -â€“ they did have those, but mostly picked over and squirreled out. One guy was tossing 45s and inside jacket sleeves all over the place. Just being an ass. I really hate this behavior at sales.
They also had this — for $7. What?
We hit a church rummage sale and once again something was just â€œoffâ€ about it.
After paying for my one item I was told I would have to leave from a different exit. I get why they do this, but it was busy and I couldnâ€™t find Jenny. I yelled to Karl about how I would meet them. Then I was like fuck it — I donâ€™t want to deal. I told the woman that my friends had already gone out the other door and I would be following them. I pretty much told her to go ahead and stop me. Maybe I was just easily agitated that day. This stuff doesn’t usually bother me or I just make fun about it.
As we drove around we kept seeing signs for the Hugh sale.
OK, do you mean HUGE sale? Or what? I get if you misspelled it once, but over and over … Jenny remembered we had seen a similar sign about six months back, not far from here (but not the same house). Anyway, we didnâ€™t go to this one. Friday sales on a Saturday that are Hugh are not for me.
We hit a little sidewalk sale where I guess the womanâ€™s best friend was a rep for gourmet spices, sugars, and other items — she was selling sealed packages for $1 or less and we all scored some good stuff.
At this point it was pretty much time for Jenny to head off to the fair. We all ended up with a few things, and I guess it wasn’t bad for such a short run, but definitely not one for the record books.