My mom and I took the kids to the park today, and I left them there for a few minutes while I ran over to the yarn store to grab some Sirdar Snuggly DK for my friend's newest baby. On my way back, I saw a shop I had been wanting to go into for a couple of weeks but hadn't made it there during opening hours - the name of the shop is "Lavish Vixen". Sounds great, huh?
I walked up to the door and, to my dismay, saw that the shop was empty and was being gutted. I asked the two guys working inside what had happened - they said "I dunno - the chick just walked away from it. There's a pizza place going in here now."
I was heading back to the car when the fellow called out, "Hey, d'you want to check if there's anything you'd like? We just chucked all the stuff she left behind into the next empty store."
Here's what I got today, for NOTHING.
A $45 zip-front hoodie with a cell-phone pocket, two ribbed cotton nightshirts, fifteen kids' t-shirts of various colours, 6 kids' black sweatshirts, and six large Ziploc bags crammed full of various stretchy cotton unmentionables.
I must have been awful good so far in my life, because I've had some seriously sweet karma this year.
Oh, and by the way - if you're the former owner of Lavish Vixen, you should be aware that the construction dudes are giving away all the stock you left in your place when you skedaddled. If you care.
And thanks for making sure I will never have to buy hot pants again for, like, ten years. Good luck in all your future endeavours!
PS: Yes, I checked whether they were sure she wasn't wanting this stuff. The guys assured me she was long gone, and the leftovers were headed to the dumpster. This stuff was all jumbled up with old phone books, busted picture frames, etc.