I have a new obsession with reading blogs about other people's thrift store and yard sale finds. And, on occasion, I'll come across a post that talks about the dreadful behaviour of other shoppers. Supposedly, some people have been known to push others out of the way to get to an item while others will grab items out of other people's carts.
"Geez, glad I never encountered that!" I thought when I first came across one of those posts.
But, today, as I was wandering through a thrift store thinking, 'Who buys bottles of half-used hair conditioner?!?', I realized there's often one or two shoppers in the store who look like they could be that type of shopper if I got in their way. They push through the aisles aggressively. They whip through the racks of clothes looking for the bargain. There's something about their stance that says, "Do not get in my way. This is my game and my quest. To get the best stuff for the cheapest price possible."
And I can't help but think, "Really? 'Cause I was just hoping for some cheap books and to turn my Wall O' Crap into a freakish monstrosity that people stare at with a mixture of horror and awe."
|The Wall O' Crap grows....|