Monday, October 5, 2009

When I thought I had seen it all....

Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com


I think I need to start remembering that I will never cease to be surprised and amazed by other people....and who knew that while living in the suburbs...I would need to stay on my toes...with all my faculties intact....ready to pounce on those with lesser morals than I hold.....

Let me paint the picture for you shall I....even though I think you might get the hint with the visual interpetation above (look up)!!

It's a beautiful fall morning in my neighborhood.....Mr Rogers is getting the morning paper in his dock shoes and coordinating cardigan....and my good friend and I are having our semi annual, super blow-out, two family yard sale. (ah...you are getting warmer)

Now as Yard sales go...and I by NO means consider myself a yard sale conessieur, however I thought we had some pretty sweet product to sell to the throngs of customers who want to give us their hard earned money....

I was super excited when at around 10:30 this mini van full of what I would consider to be stereotypical soccer moms...(please note this is just my opinion..don't want any hate mail about my using the word soccer mom) pulled up and all piled out to peruse our goodies....

One of the group picked up this adorable art print and asked how much....I was ready to strike a bargain and said $1.....I mean come on...a $35 print for 1 George Washington....a steal....

so I didn't think anything of it as she carried it around...and I was helping other customers with change and questions....my cohort was also busy at the time....so when I saw the soccer-mom posse all file back into the van...one with my print in tow....it took me a minute before I asked my friend....

"did she give you a dollar for that picture?"

"no....did she pay you?"....."no"....

Holy cow...I just got taken by my local PTA.....and here I thought I had seen it all.....but never in my wildest dreams did I think that the Junior League would be my local crime racket. Amazing.

For a dollar...you weren't going to see me chase her down my street...demanding she return her obviously stolen property....

My dear friend however was ready to call the police and participate in a line-up...just for the principle....

I on the otherhand....feel one good turn deserves another....

and I have a feeling when she hangs up that great print of a sailboat....it will promptly fall off the wall and break her favorite Chotchky.

7 comments:

S Club Mama said...

really??? someone stole from your garage sale? what? why? even I can afford $1

Momof3 said...

I wonder if she did it intentionally or not. If she did, she just sucks!

If somehow she forgot, then I would think at some point, she would have returned with said dollar in hand.

I know I have had those moments myself.

Michaela said...

That is just insane... she couldn't pay the dollar? Really? Sooo so sad!

Shawn said...

Oh, how annoying!! Maybe she forgot? Crazy....

MrsM said...

That's horrible! Especially for a grown woman to do that-I guess some women never change.

Felicia said...

WHAT! This reminds me of a story my friend told me yesterday of how a truck pulled up and stole her sons ride on toy right out of the driveway!!! A man got out and threw it in the back of his truck and left!

amber said...

Maybe she had to be initiated into the "soccer mom" club and their secret ritual is to steal from local garage sales = )

ps I love the part about the print falling on her favorite Chotchky