Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Study of the Human Yard Sale Shopper

I got up early this morning and went to the Campground. I had promised my mom that I would help out at the Yard Sale by sitting at the table and taking money for the sales. I'm finally able to drive a little and so off I went. While there it occured to me that we are the funniest creatures in the world. All we do is take our own junk and sale it to someone else. We just constantly swap junk around and then finally it ends up in a landfill some place. Crazy when you think about it.
All of this junk was donated and the proceeds all go to the Care Camps for Kids with Cancer, so it is a good cause. I had such a good time people watching, I thought I'd share.

The campers are up and shopping when I arrive.

That's my Mama in the yellow shirt trying to make a sale.

It's a fact that us ladies like to shop.

But who knew men were yard sale shoppers too?

And they seem to take it so seriously too!

And they seem to buy the oddest things.

Notice the baby doll in his hand, and he seems a little nervous that somebody might be seeing his purchase.

Ah, there's the lucky little girl he is buying that baby doll for. She's doing a pretty good job of shopping herself. We do learn young.

And some of us just get bored!

All in all it was a success. What's fun is when it gets late and we start winding down we give whoever shows up a bag and tell them they can fill it up for a buck. That is a sight to see. Fun, fun, fun.


amy said...

Ooh! I want those green coffee cups in the 3rd and 4th pictures! My grandma used to have a set like that only hers also had blue and a reddish color. Coffee never tasted as good as it does in those cups.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Guess What Amy? Those were Matthew's grandmother's cups. He remembered them and was kind of sad she was putting them in the yard sale.