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SUCCESS LOSING MONEY


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WELL SHE'S GONE TO FLORIDA FOR A WEEK. AFTER 15 MINUTES OF INSTRUCTIONS, AVERY GOT INTO OUR DAUGHTER'S CAR AND LEFT FOR O'HARE. THIS WAS AT 2 PM. AT 2:30 SHE CALLED TO SEE WHERE I WAS AND WHAT I AM DOING. OF COURSE, I WAS TRYING TO TAKE A NAP SINCE I GOT UP AT 6 TO FINISH GETTING READY FOR THE GARAGE SALE.

 

THE GARAGE SALE STARTED SLOW, THEN REALLY PICKED UP. AVERY BEGAN TO PANIC AT FIRST, AND STARTED REDUCING SOME PRICES. I HAD TO TAKE THE MARKING PEN AWAY FROM HER, BECAUSE IF SHE CONTINUED, WE WOULD BE PAYING PEOPLE TO TAKE THE MERCHANDISE.

 

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SELL $6000 WORTH OF GOODS, MAKE $516 AND CALL IT A SUCCESSFUL SALE. ACTUALLY IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, AND PEOPLE WERE VERY CORDIAL. MY FAVORITE WAS THE GUY WHO LOOKED AT MY GOLF CLUBS FOR THE LONGEST TIME, THEN HAD TO GO HOME AND THINK ABOUT IT. IN THE MEANTIME, SOMEONE CAME IN AND PAID FULL PRICE. HE HAD GIVEN ME A DEPOSIT, LEFT THE CLUBS WHILE HE WENT TO THE ATM TO GET THE REST OF THE MONEY. IN THE MEANTIME, CUSTOMER NUMBER 1 RETURNED TO MAKE AN OFFER. HA HA! TAKE UP TENNIS.

 

WELL, I GUESS I'LL WHIP A MACARONI CASSEROLE OF SOME SORT AND A SALAD. I'LL PUT SOME MACARONI ASIDE FOR MACARONI SALAD TO HAVE WITH MY LEFTOVER SUB TOMORROW. TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP TONIGHT SHOULD BE FUN. OH WELL, THINGS COULD BE WORSE.

 

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Marty,

 

Congratulations on your garage sale. Aren't they a hoot. In my town you have to have a permit for a garage sale. It's free, but you can't get more than one a year. I guess that is a way to keep people from going into business. Though it seems like running garage sales for a living would be a strange business. I kid that there is a store on every corner is this neck of the woods, I live in consumer heaven. Interestingly all those stores have people in them.

 

There are lots of garage sales. Guess people just have to recycle all the stuff they buy. The other interesting arm of the story of stuff is the guy who drives around in a beat up truck early on garbage day. He stops every once in a while and gets out to inspect an item left in the garbage. Some times he takes it. Do you suppose he's in the garage sale business?

 

Enjoy your time with the cat. I live with my sister, but I really enjoy when she is out of town. I can eat what I want to, when I want to, play music when I want to, have the TV on at any time I want to, etc.

 

And remember 911 is only moments away.

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Lin,

 

There are a few people around here who actually do have garage sales going all the time, never take them down and "open up" whenever they are home. At least two that I know of are trash day pickers. People do throw away some good stuff, especially when they are going through divorces and moves.

 

Marty,

 

Better be nice on the phone to Avery. She might decide not to come back.

 

Jean

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LIN,

 

WHAT'S REALLY DEPRESSING IS SEEING SOMETHING IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP SIMILAR TO ONE YOU SOLD IN A GARAGE SALE YEARS AGO FOR $10. NOW YOU CAN BUY IT BACK FOR $300.

 

JEAN,

 

AVERY WILL BE BACK. IF THE HOUSE SALE GOES THROUGH, SHE WILL WANT TO TOUCH THE CHECK.

 

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