“This was the worst idea ever.” ~~ Me, Yard Sale Day 3
At about 12:20 on Friday afternoon, I remembered why I choose Goodwill over Yard Sales. Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that THE Yard Sale started at 12:00. The weekend was successful in that I managed to make some extra cash for the upcoming vacation. It was also successful in reminding me that air conditioning is a miracle straight from God. There’s no way a mere mortal came up with this idea on his own.
Temperatures hovered right around the 102 degree mark all weekend. Apparently this was high enough to disintegrate the majority of those little old ladies that scavenge through yard sales like buzzards circling a carcass. The “big rush” happened at about 11:40 Friday morning. By rush, I mean a crowd of about 8 people. I was rushing to haul stuff out. They were rushing to grab it out of my hands and fondle it for a second and through it on the table. That was all fine since I made the bulk of my earnings in that first “rush”. People go loco for Power Wheels and Longaberger baskets around here.
For the next two and a half days, I waited. “Is that a car?” Nope. “Oh, look! They’re stopping!.” Nope, just window shopping from the comfort of their air-conditioned vehicle. I played this game all weekend. There were a few diehards that straggled in and actually found some
junk treasure. I love those people. They’ve helped pay for our vacation.
You know who I don’t love? The lady that called upon Jesus when I wouldn’t come down to $2 for $11 worth of stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I can cut a bargain. But I’m not an idiot. From this point it was all downhill. I’m not a complainer, so I won’t. I called it quits 3 hours into the day on Sunday. NOT ONE customer today. I’m not in to self-torture, so THE Yard Sale came to a successful, yet uneventful end. Go ahead and mark your calendars and be on the lookout for Kirkland Yard Sale 2019!