Since late May I’ve been fitted with an orthopedic boot for what was thought to be a stress fracture. While the diagnosis is still a bit fuzzy, the time has come to kick-off the boot and begin physical therapy.
And not a moment too soon, given my reliance upon friends and family to drive me around to run my errands. And since thrifting is not quite a necessary errand (at least not one to friends and family) I was having a severe secondhand shortage.
Today marks my triumphant solo return to the thrift. And while I only made a single purchase, I knew instantly what I had been missing.
|Cigar box and contents, $1 from Second Ave Value Store.|
Take this cigar box, for example. Square, sturdy, with the sweet image of a biker's sillhoutte. A nice box of Nicaraguan cigars imported by the Acid company. Sounds smooth, doesn't it? But what's in the box, you ask.
Lighters? A deck of cards? Grandpa's corncob pipe collection?
|Which one of you kids wants a stogie?|
Gather 'round, children. It's time for papa to light up one of his Acid cigars and regale you with stories of cross-country bike trips. Oh wait, we're fresh out of cigars. Here, play with these ABC blocks instead.
...And that's exactly what I've been missing from the thrift.
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