Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stupid Recycling

In an effort to save money and eliminate waste, I've become quite good at consigning clothes and shopping on ebay and second hand shops. Especially for the kids. I am constantly shocked and awed by the expensive, beautiful and barely worn (if at all) clothes that you can find in these circuits. But this post isn't really about my thriftiness. Or resourcefulness. It's about my stupidity.

I had a few minutes today so I popped in my favorite consignment shop in downtown Fairhope. I picked up a few cute tops and went into the dressing room to try them on. I had picked up this one black top that I figured would go with the rest of the black clothes in my closet (for some reason I think I fear anything with color...maybe it's the whole "black makes you look slimmer" mentality so I try to wear it all the time). Anyway, I tried it on and it didn't fit just perfectly but it was so cheap (like a couple of dollars) so I thought....Hmmm....might as well....I'm sure I could use it.

I walked up to the counter and laid it down and thought something about it was strangely familiar. I kept staring at it and then it hit me. IT WAS MY OWN FREAKIN' SHIRT THAT I HAD HAULED UP THERE IN A BIG BROWN BAG A FEW MONTHS AGO TO SELL.

I almost bought back my own shirt, y'all.

So basically....I bought it new a while back. Never wore it because I didn't like it the first time. Schlepped up to Hertha's a few months ago to sell it to make some money so I could.... BUY IT A SECOND TIME!!!!!!!

But it was a good deal.


Mary Anna said...

You could cut the tension around our office today with a string, so I really needed a laugh. Thank you. This made my week.

Cindy said...

LOL! My mom loves thrift store shopping, and as a kid (about 8 or so), I found a dress of mine in the store that I had not "approved" to give away. Yep, made her buy it back!

But I love Hertha's...maybe I'll go see what good black tops they have in stock :-).

ArtcTrish said... need a warning on posts like"Poster is not libel or responsible to damage caused to your computer from beverages spewed out nose while drinking/laughing in response to post."
Thanks...that was a good one!

Kami said...

That is hilarious!