Thursday, August 16, 2012

Goodwill Hunting

I was in Goodwill last week, and I found this:



It's not very old, but I still thought it was kind of cool.  I like the Asian design and look of it, and think it will sell pretty fast, so I picked it up.  Inside, there are five or six little compartments, like for condiments and such.  It spins around on its base, so I'm calling it an "Asian Lazy Susan."

I wandered around the store for a bit, and picked up a few other things:  some manga, a vintage local cookbook, and so on.  When I go to checkout, there is a woman at the register with a HUGE purse--I mean the kind that is big enough to smuggle children in--and she is emptying it all over the counter in a vain attempt to find her debit card.

She pulls out little bags of stuff and goes through them.  She pulls out big bags of stuff and goes through them.  The counter is getting covered in her detritus!  She seems to have an awful lot of papers in that thing. And bags.  Finally, she finds her card, lying loose on the bottom of the bag.  Yes, loose.  Not in her wallet, which she had already emptied out.  Loose.

She pays for her stuff and then moves to the side to put all of her stuff back in the mega-purse.  "I gotta get this organized and together!" You think?  The whole time she was doing it, her card was laying on the counter beside her purse.  I kept waiting for her to walk off and leave it, but she didn't.  It was kind of entertaining to watch, and she did take my empty cart and put it up while she was leaving, so that was nice.

So, now it's my turn to checkout.  One of my favorite cashiers was working, so we chatted for a second.  I really do try to keep good thrift store staff relationships.  You never can tell when it will come in handy.  So, she gets to this:



And doesn't know what it is.  So, I show her how it spins and tell her that it's like a Lazy Susan.  She looks at me blankly for a minute and then says: "Oh.  You put stuff like salsa in here.  I never heard that term before.  Lazy Susan. Huh."

And all of a sudden, I felt either very old or very country.  You all know what a Lazy Susan is don't you?

1 comment:

We are: clamco said...

Yes, I know what a Lazy Susan is. I'm also delighted to see photos in your post. Nice piece!