Monday, October 6, 2008
The War Waged at Goodwill
I do have a point...
I chose to go to the less organized one because no item of clothing (from socks to shirts to suits) is priced over $1.47. I had browsed for a while, also looking for Christmas decorations I could use for the Ward Christmas party, when this announcement came over the PA. A man was welcoming everyone to the store and was reminding all to be courteous of each other and to basically "play fair." I realized there was a crowd forming near this empty area of the floor. Then the battle began...
Several frames of tubs filled with newly donated merchandise were rolled onto the floor. Leora and I watched in awe as people began leaping towards the bins, grabbing anything their hands touched, shoving each other out of the way. Once the bins were in place, the whole store was filled with the clatter of items being rummaged through and then cast aside; things were literally flying! I was safe behind the shoe bin (hopelessly searching for the match to a nice pair of snow boots Gregory would fit in this winter). I actually laughed at the scene of bargain carnage.
I even got brave and squeezed in to grab several large red Christmas bows. It was quite the sight!
Posted by Debbie's at 10/06/2008 02:47:00 PM