Tuesday, March 02, 2004  

"Three Dollars!"

During my unemployment period last week I went thrift shopping one day. There's a Value Village just down the street from us and I while I didn't find any great clothes this time I did come up with some excellent jewelry, three pieces totaling eight bucks. My favorite is this black and turquoise beaded multi-strand necklace, hard to describe but very funky and looks great with a plain black top. I wore it to work yesterday and received compliments all day. I just smiled and said thank you.

Today I'm wearing another one of my thrift finds, a rhinestone flower pin, pinned on my pink tweed jacket. And when the first person of the day complimented the pin I tried to just smile demurely and say thanks but I ended up grinning like a maniac and blurting out "Value Village! Three dollars!"

Whenever I buy anything for a great price (which happens a good bit since my favorite shopping places are thrift stores, Ebay, TJ Maxx and Lohemann's) I always want to share it.

"Mary, love your shoes."

"TJ Maxx, fifteen dollars! Can you believe it?!?"

"Nice top."

"Ebay! Shoshanna! Originally $150. I got it for $30!"

Does anyone else share this compulsion? A good bargain is hard to be modest about.

| posted by Mary | 3/02/2004 12:10:00 PM
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