(This is a sequel of sorts to some things I mentioned in a previous post.
Can you imagine the woman above ever grabbing at anything?)
in an upbringing that included adages like
’company goes first’
ingrained responses like, ‘no, you go ahead’,
it is sometimes hard to reconcile that taught behavior with what
happens in the world of flea marketeering, estate sales, and close-outs.
To fully understand my dilemma ,
this goes waaaay back.
Yes, I admit, with my friend JB, I did fight off a horde of women at a store in McAllen
Cabbage Patch dolls,
at Christmas time, out of boxes they brought from the back…
And yes, I confess,
I did on occasion, before Dillard’s realized they really shouldn’t put their
Department 56 Snow Village houses at 50% off after Christmas,
send my daughters scooting up the escalator to help us
leverage a good spot in the shopping.
(OK… so that was never a good idea…)
The point is, I know better.
The point also is that when you have this
search and grab thing in your blood
and you see something you love,
it can be a tad hard to control…
I have decided while writing this that I am going to change the language.
I am changing grab to
That sounds a little more refined.
Grab has such a negative connotation.
Snatch sounds almost British.
How do you handle your junking lust?