Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Unequally Yoked

Imagine my surprise when I read my husband's blog post today. I've copied it here with his permission for you to see. Of course, you can also read it at his blog, You Could Call This a Blog.

I'm beginning to wonder if I ever really knew this man that I've been married to for almost 17 years.

Suffering Through The Thrift Store

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I love my wife's ability to sniff out a deal. She has saved us thousands of dollars over many years by being thrifty. I'm proud of her and wish her continued thrifty success. That doesn't change this powerful and undeniable fact.
I hate thrift stores!
You have never been to a thrift store? Well you are in for a treat, grab some coffee (or some other caffeine, or stimulant) and join me on my recent journey to a local thrift store, The Salvation Army's Family Store.
Today at the T.S. (thrift store) all pink tags were 50% off. TSs know how to mark down merchandise. There are usually different colored labels at different discount. Just a little insider info for you.
As we walked in we were greeted by this head. The severed head of a mannequin decapitated many years ago. The lifeless eyes staring at you saying, "buy this old Chicago Bears hat for 40 cents". Notice the safety precautions taken by management by putting a tennis ball on the end. Wouldn't want to poke an eye out.
Moving deeper into the store reveals a great looking wooden doll . A local artisan painted a face on this fine piece. It's as if she is ready to slam dunk a basketball. You might want to consider this item for Fathers day, or maybe an anniversary to say to your spouse, "marrying you was a slam dunk".

One of my favorite parts is the standing around. Here my bride is searching for a treasure, I would help her but somebody has to hold up the walls.

After visiting this aisle, I was given the task of holding the treasure. Today we purchase two heads of lettuce made out of some kind of ceramic or metallic something. Also a glass jar. I believe we also took home this basket.

Another thrift store success! So there you have it, a small glimpse into a typical thrift store. How do you survive thrift shopping?

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this blog post are not meant
to represent the views of the author. This is pure fiction.
The time spent with my beautiful wife far outweighed any discomfort,
angst, boredom that may or may not have occurred, if it actually
happened. Which it didn't, maybe.


Ellen said...

I found your blog the other day while following links from another. Have enjoyed reading back through your posts. Your husband's thrift store post has to be one of my favorites so far. That was too funny! I'm thinking he probably needs that Chicago Bears hat... :)

Eleanor Joyce said...

too funny -- I'm sure my husband's sentiments would be the same!

southerninspiration said...

that was pretty funny......at least he went in the store with you! I don't think I could get mine to even go in......funny post!


Beverly said...

I laughed out loud! That was priceless. My hubby goes with me--in fact, yard sales and flea markets are sometimes his idea. I think he gave in after my years of urging just to shut me up!

Hang on to that guy!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Oh funny stuff!
Sometimes the men in our lives continue to be a mystery no matter how long we know them.
I'm actually quite lucky, my husband loves thrift stores. In fact, to be honest, there are days when I'll say "No, ya' know what, we're good. Let's just head home".
He'll say, "Oh no! You're gonna get home and say we should have stopped. Let's go!"
I know. Hate me. ;)
Have a fantastic day!

Carmen said...

That's hilarious!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Makes me smile! My man and I spent time at the mall today. Victoria's Secret and all. On good days, he is able to spend a couple hours at an auction or garage sale-ing. I'm sure he has similar thoughts running through his head constantly!


Vivienne said...

He is hysterical and I am so impressed that he even goes with you!!! I love that he said you purchased two heads of lettuce...

Anonymous said...

That is seriously funny!

Now I might have a better understanding why my husband is so willing to watch the kids so I can get some "alone time" at the thrift stores! ha!!!