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Sunday, June 4th, 2006

I love garage sales. They're great for getting normal everyday things really inexpensively and helping the owners get rid of the crap they don't need anymore. I recently got a nice 100/140 watt soldering iron for $0.50, a craftsman 3/8 box wrench (open on one end box on the other) for $0.50 and a shovel and a rake (which I've actually used a lot lately) for $5.

The one thing about garage sales that I absolutely cannot stand is the way some people advertise the sale. Specifically the people who put a sign up on a street corner saying there is a sale Friday and Saturday from 8 until whenever. They don't put the actual dates like Saturday 6/3, just the day of the week. Then they proceed to leave the sign there for like a month.

There has been a sign on the corner of our neighborhood for a few weeks now. I don't actually know if they put the real dates of the sale on it because the sign is too small to read. Even when I'm in the car at that intersection leaving the neighborhood and the sign is maybe 12 feet away, I still can't read a single word other than "garage" and "sale" at the top.

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JR
#1 - Jun 4, 2006 at 2:58 PM
Annoying signs on the side of the road are just begging for a prank. Here's an example with construction signs, but I'm sure you could do something equally awful to the garage sale signs (like changing the phone number on the sign to a sex hotline)

http://www.zug.com/gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&sort=active&head=1&thread_id=64475
betsy
#2 - Jun 5, 2006 at 10:07 AM
I always like the signs people put up that are on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper, taped to a pole so they blow around it, and include such details as where the sale is, what dates, times, and a detailed list of every single item they are selling including price. yeah. i can read that sign at 30 miles an hour.

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