"Hey, a Band of Outsiders French maid outfit for $2.98. Wanna try it on?"Spoo, Wes:
I know what you're saying. I used to totally agree having those people (kids, wife etc) with you (or once, my elderly mom waiting in the car, talking on the cell phone) made thrifting suck. Wasn't resentful, just...wished I had more time to "do it right."
Last half-year or year I'm kinda coming around to the point of view that quick 15-minute hitters with family in tow -- we were out on an errand run anyway or whatever -- actually help prevent the thrifting from robbing me of quality time I should be interacting with loved ones. Left to my own devices, it's almost OCD how I rake over a store, usually after the first 15 minutes its diminishing returns as I wish for Vicuna and never effing find it anyway.
Still, I bust out for all-day solo runs about once every 3 months to "scratch the itch." But my activity's way scaled down from, say a year and a half ago. Thrifting smarter, not harder, I guess. Buying way less shite, too.
Speaking of snow, it was 95% gone yesterday. WTF we're getting up to 18" today -- here's the halfway point of the storm, looking out my door:
Made one last stop off on the way home from work last night before this monster storm. Found an ugly as f#&k orange Hermes tie Spoo's bidders gonna love but I can't in good conscience trade to any of youse because although as I said earlier this year it's not my job to make the world a more fashionable place, I might have nightmares of future Fit Pics with that thing. So it's more an act of self preservation. Anyone who might say "Pics or it didn't happen" just watch SPoos auctions next month for Hermes ties. The orange one with the abstract white thistle/dandelions going to seed pattern that looks like someone vomited in a bowl of orange sherbet....that would be the one.
Reason I'm poasting today:BRIANPORE
this is a BB, FU, 36R, about 4 decades old, I can circle back and pick up (might not be back in this store for a week but I'm imagining it will still be there). Heh. I think I know your answer, which is why I didn't bring it home in the first place.Edited by LooknGr8 - 3/19/13 at 7:41am