Oh yes, I am having one of these again today.
To get rid of the last few things before my parents move.
Yes, I said a few things but that would be a lie.
This experience has taught me well. NEVER, and I mean NEVER, collect things EVER.
The sale was advertised to start at 9.00am. There was a knock at the door at 6.30am.
I am pretty sure he (the professional garage sale stalker) regretted waking me. He backed away from the door slowly and ran to his car.
I better go and shine the trash so it looks like treasure - and, if anything remotely hilarious happens I will update the post.
1. The guy who came at 6.30am came back again at 7.30am. Clearly I didn't scare him off for long.....ENOUGH....so I let him have a look (at the garage sale that is) and charged him twice as much as I would have if he had come at 9am. I think he got the message...
2. This time I had his and her garages to assist in brokering world peace. And it made for some very funny comments. There was this one guy who gave specific instructions to his wife that he didn't want her to buy any of the following - bath products, cards, coloured envelopes, cushions, cuddly toys, scented candles, essential oils, James Blunt CDs or anything with Hugh Grant in it etc etc. We laughed so hard tears were streaming down our faces. His wife then spotted an antique gown my mother had had for years and she said it reminded her of her wedding gown. She then announced to us that she had decided that she wanted to be buried in her wedding gown. Her husband then yelled out, "Well I hope you are going to die of a wasting disease because its the only way you are ever going to fit into your wedding dress again. Unless of course you just want me to throw it over the top of you." She later said, "Do you want to buy those gardening tools, love?" he said, "No, definitely not because if I did then you would only make me use them." It went back and forth like this for the time they were here. I think I should have paid both of them for making me laugh so hard.
And best of all, the trash really did turn to treasure for a lot of people......AND WE GOT RID OF MOST OF IT!!
And so the world turns.....once more..