On Monday, I was given the joyous news that the Husband was going golfing after work. The reason that this was tidings of great joy was because it meant that I got to go thrifting with my friend Kim! (Kim writes a thrifting blog for Goodwill. Make sure to check it out.)
In my experience, thrifting with others can be awkward...what happens if you have a similar style and you happen to come upon a cute scarf at the same time? It can also be weird if they come across something they think you'd like and it's REALLY not your style- how do you politely say "That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, did you go colorblind over night"?
OR! What happens when you find something you THINK you like but you aren't sure so you ask, "What do you think of this?" and they are like, "Yes I love that so much!" thinking that you meant it for them? Do you say, "Back off right now, Girlfriend!" or do you hand it over *hoping* it doesn't fit?
As you can read, I am terrified of the possibility of offending someone. Luckily, Kim and I figured out each other's thrifting etiquette pretty quickly.
On that note, let me tell you about the rude thing I did.
Kim spotted a set of four of the following soup bowls and said, "Wow! Look at those! Aren't they cute?"...
$.99 per = $3.96 for all 4
...and I said, "They ARE!" and I promptly grabbed all four and put them in my cart. Aaaaaand then I realized, maybe she meant they were cute for her. After much apologizing and saying 34 times, "Are you SURE you don't want them?" Kim assured me that I could have them.
Note: Am I being OCD because I feel like I can only eat soup out of these bowls? I.e. "These are clearly meant for soup, and for soup alone. Thou shalt not eat cereal from thither bowls."
Note 2: I used an Old English translator for that commandment. Like a boss.
(Editor's) Note 3: The next day after this post was written, I got on my Facebook and saw that my sister had written the following on my wall:
Enough words. Here's what else I found (@Goodwill, 1040 Patterson Rd, Dayton):
Ann Taylor Shirt: $3.79
Worthington Pencil Skirt (50% off): $1.99
J.Crew Green Corduroys (50% off): $1.99
Copper Bracelet: $.99
Retail: $10+ (similar)
Obnoxious Neon Pink Silk Shirt (50% off): $1.99
Merona Black Wedges:
For the (golfing) man:
Express Polo: $3.79
Is thrifting with others ever awkward for you, too?