Tuesday, December 14, 2010

To My Fellow Thrift Shop Shopper

I stopped in at the thrift shop the other day to see if there were any new Christmas goodies, and this little cutie immediately caught my eye. Soon I found the same ornament in red, and then another in green, this chap's twin. As I was standing there, comparing the two green ones, I remarked to a fellow shopper that I was just trying to decide which one was in better condition.

Do you chat with people while you're shopping? I do. Now, I have to say, more often than not, it falls flat. People are in their own little worlds, I guess, and are surprised when someone, a STRANGER, talks to them in a store. But every so often, it turns into a nice exchange.

So how did the person react when at the thrift shop? She said, "Oh, you can't leave one behind just because he's not perfect!" Sounds like something I would say! I bought all three. My only regret? That I didn't extend an invitation for coffee or something to my fellow shopper. It's rare that I run into someone who shares some of my quirks, and I'll bet we could have been friends.

I'll just have to keep my eyes open at the thrift shop. You never know what you might find there!


Anonymous said...

What a great thrifting experience! I love to chat to folks in while thrifting, too. I love your little guy - he's so cute! Glad you bought his brothers, too. :)

Keukenprinses said...

Oh, honey, I know what you mean. I talk to people in shops and they look at me like I am a/demented (42, mind you); b/ drunk; c/drugged; e/ mentally disturbed; e/all of the above and more.
Terrible isn't it. We are so socially ungifted, these days...
Anyway - I keep to my own thoughts that this (our way) is the NORMAL way, and their way is not normal at all... (But then again - isn't this just what demented, drunk, drugged, mentally disturbed people always think... lol).