Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Garage Sales

This was actually Ara's idea, but she still hasn't done it so I'm stealing it. Nobody reads this anyways so it's all good if she wants to do her own later. But now, back to the topic...

Garage sales. Big ones, little ones, in yards or on the sidewalk? Yes, Monroe has garage sales on sidewalks. I didn't believe it either, but Monroe is strange.

Usually communities have a twice a year sale, or maybe a different road has a sale on a rotating basis, but Monroe doesn't. Monroe has this amazing pattern of sales everywhere, all the time. During the rain, tarps go up and the sales continue.

The strangest one has to be what you see at the sales. Most of the time, the sales are a collection of crap that Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul wouldn't take away. It's garbage or broken down furniture that nobody wants. It's pretty funny to watch. I'm almost positive that this stuff is just taken from one yard to another and then another... The owner just hoping for one sucker to buy it.

The best sale of the summer, so far, had to be the kid in the image above. Either he cleaned out his room of broken stuff or he dumpster dove at the apartments to get this stuff, but mid day, on a sunny weekend, he was out front on the road having his own sale!

Gotta love Monroe and garage sale season!

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