Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift. – Cicero
Garage sales, thrift stores, auctions, consignment – bring “em on! When I buy new I start with the dollar store, dollar general, Big Lots, Ross, ½ of ½ Surplus Sales. Walmart and Cato are only for special events – like weddings and birthdays.
All right, I am exaggerating a bit. But truth is I don’t like shopping. My mom made my clothes until I got married. In fact she made my wedding dress and my maternity clothes. My sister knows a lady who dresses almost entirely from Goodwill and other thrift stores. That lady named Jane – the one who looks like a million dollars. One day we saw Jane in the Salvation Army store. My sister said, “There’s Jane over there. I don’t want her to see me, it will embarrass her.” I peeked past the furniture section and there was Jane. Immaculate, trend-following yet style-setting, every hair perfectly in place, holding a blouse over a skirt. Now that’s shopping! I hope I can someday put to use some lessons from her. She is my paragon of perfection! Eclectic, versatile, and selective! The expert potpourri style shopper!
(Writing101 assignment “Hook ’em with a quote.”)