Home Country: Travails of yard sales
July 14, 2018 - table lamp
The hassled, red-faced male cruising a area Saturday morning in a pickup lorry is good ol’ Bert, of course. It’s a comfortable Saturday, that means usually one thing in a partial of a nation – yard sales. That’s because a desirable lady roving subsequent to him, his wife, Maizie, was wearing a large grin.
“There’s one Bert,” she said. “On a right. Pull over and park.”
It took Maizie roughly 20 mins to work her approach adult a driveway. There were 3 boxes of paperback books to go by first, afterwards a shelf full of several knobs.
“I’ll ask them what these knobs are for,” Maizie said.
“Don’t do it,” replied Bert. “If we have to ask, we don’t need any.”
What Bert forgot to contend was that he didn’t wish to acknowledge to a Johnsons, whose yard sale this was, that he didn’t know what those knobs of theirs indeed did.
After dual paperback books, there was a small smoke-stack of doilies to go through.
“We don’t need doilies,” Bert said.
“Hush!” pronounced Maizie. “People will consider we aren’t friendly.”
Then she speckled a lamp.
It was usually 5 bucks, and it was a golden brownish-red like a large fat vase and had a good amber shade on it.
“Oh Bert,” Maizie said. “It’s a lot like a one we used to have. Remember that one? It used to lay on a finish list closest to a doorway to your den. we unequivocally skip that lamp. Let’s get this one, Bert. It’ll remind us of a one we used to have, OK?”
“It is kinda nice,” Bert said.
Maizie bought it and Bert installed it in a pickup, along with a new ironing board, diversion cartridge for a grandkids, plant pots for a geraniums, dishes for Maizie’s plate collection, a portion ladle hilt from Niagara Falls, and a five-gallon divert can to put magazines on.
When they got home and were unloading, Bert beheld Maizie’s initials on a bottom of a new list lamp. Didn’t a Johnson’s buy this from them in their yard sale about 10 years ago?
Oh well, zero shines like a new lamp, and Bert competence be sleepy of yard saling, though he is still lady adequate not to spoil it for Maizie.
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