Saturday, October 19, 2013

Queen of Sidetracked

I had to work today... a Saturday.

It has come to my attention that I need to invest in a pair of glasses with florescent green lenses.

If I had glasses like that, then the bright green yard sales would just look like everything else.

I wouldn't even notice them.

As I drove to work this morning they were EVERYWHERE!





It was all I could do (being the reining Queen of sidetracked) to keep both eyes on the road and the tires between the yellow lines.

I wonder if I could find some blinders like race horses use.


Since we are on the subject of yard sales let me just interject a few rules of etiquette that I wish more people followed.

1. Do not falsely advertise.  There is a huge difference between a yard sale and an estate sale.  Know the difference and advertise accordingly. When I go to an estate sale, I expect to be able to walk in the house and find that pretty much everything is for sale.

2. If you and your mom live together and decide to have a yard sale, that IS NOT a "multi-family yard sale".

3. If you live in one of those gated communities with all the twisty windy roads that make no sense, please make sure that you leave a good trail of bread crumbs for us to follow.

4. When you decide to have a yard sale take an honest look at what you have to put out there. If all you have are a bunch of kids clothes, all your clothes from the 80's that you finally decided to get rid of, and that ugly ass clown painting on black velvet that hung in your crazy aunts us all a favor and donate that crap.  Don't waste my time or yours by trying to eek 2 or 3 dollars out of your junk.

5.  If your really really want to get our attention, take a big piece of tin, spray paint yard sale on it, and use wire to tie it to a stop sign.  That tells us that you have things like tin, tie wire and spray paint at your house. People who have that stuff generally have great yard sales.

6. Most importantly...When your yard sale is over PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  take down your signs, even if you are going to reopen the next morning.  There is nothing worse than driving through some crazy ass gated community only to find that there is no yard sale.  Not to mention the fact that it makes the area look like crap with all those old signs hanging around.

Okay, I think that about covers it, unless some one has anything they want to add.  Now if I could just find a way to get this message out to the public.  LOL


  1. I didn't take my signs down,but did clearly mark open and closing times, then when the weekend was over I took them down. I did pretty well made quite a bit , but no ugly velvet clowns here lol