I'm sure my mom's loyal followers were disappointed to see a Thursday go by without a Thrift Thursday post, and that is entirely my fault as we were travelling. Sad thing is, I received one of the best posts from my mom with her weekly installment. So, two weeks later here it is. This gives smile for the camera a whole different meaning.
Well here we are, it's Thursday and I'm sure you're wondering what this week in thrift has to offer. Not to worry, I won't disappoint, or shall I say those that donate won't disappoint! I have found that my heady interest in "how the brain works" has been peaked since navigating the isles of random stuff that people all over the globe have put good money to!!!! This is what I often refer to as "good money gone bad"! Is there any chance that 90% of what's in these stores were once actually purchased as prank gifts or what some might call white elephant gifts? If that were the case, then we have what I would consider a global crisis. One aspect of the crisis, is for us to consider the individuals/companies who are producing these "things", the other side is to consider those who bought them! What we do know is that only a fraction of people take the time to donate their "goods", the rest bag them and put them on the curb. So ... Al Gore, stop spending so much time worrying about eliminating plastic water bottles ...take a closer look at what that trash really is at the landfills! You might just spot some of your own Al Gore bobble heads from your movie promo in there! Moving on, so for the 10% of items that are worthy , I refuse to bore you with those. Instead, the item I am featuring this week clearly proves that some people clearly don't understand why a donated item is donated. Just to be clear ... a donated item is to be passed on so that someone can reuse, repurpose, regift or for that matter reshove into their closet for redonating in the future. Got it????? There are some things that obviously should not be donated ... NO ONE would want to buy it!!!! I am stunned for two reasons on this one. I won't even bother with the first reason, but the second reason is what was the crew in the store thinking when they unboxed this and priced it???????? Just in case you're not sure what your looking at .... it's someones dental impressions ... I was left Speechless!!!!