Monday, July 16, 2007

Just for the record...

I loathe garage sales.

The pricing, the dust, the screams of the children, "NOOOO! Don't throw THAT away! It's my FAVORITE! I promise I'll play with it EVERY DAY FOREVER!", the complaints from my husband that he's tired of stepping around the gigantic mountain of crap piled in the dining room, the realization that I have bought a lot of stupid stuff over the years...

All I gotta say is, I better make a boatload of money off this garage sale.

5 comments:

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

I'm such a maroon. Your last sentence just made me laffffff.

I hate garage sales because you always have to cart stuff 1. either back in, or 2. to Goodwill.

I've actually given stuff away that are just too heavy to cart the ten feet back inside the garage.

Worse is when she decides to buddy up with a friend and we lug stuff to her house and back. Blech.

Anonymous said...

I hate hosting garage sales too. By 10:00 I am usually doing buy one get one free specials and heavy discounts. Now I just donate to Good -will and take it off my taxes.

Congrats on the new job and mastery of the office copier =)

Amie

Betty said...

I hate hosting garage sales. I especially hat the people who gather outside my door at 5:00 a.m. when I stressed that I would not open until 8:00 a.m. GRRRR. You got me started thinking about my past sales, and now I'm mad. (But, I'll get over it. lol)

Mean Teacher said...

When I read the first line of this post, I thought you must have sustained a serious head injury. I love going to yard sales. I have only helped host one in my life, and we lived kinda off the beaten path so it wasn't very busy.

We have lots of crap around here that we could sell, but Tim will have none of that. He won't even let me throw out the old vacuum cleaner because he wants the motor. He doesn't have the mechanical skills to fix my leaky faucet, much less do anything with a vacuum cleaner motor, but he'll throw a fit if I toss it. So it'll set out in his shop-- well out of my way-- until 20 years from now when he finally concedes that he has no use for it.

I hope you make your shitload and then some.

Micki said...

THANK YOU! I really thought the whole idea of hosting and going to garage sales was someone's mean idea of redneck torture until I learned that some people really make a serious hobby of it.
I found you via Mark at goinglikesixty - you can thump him for it. :P