As you all know, I am an avid shopper at Goodwill and Salvation Army. Occasionally I also shop at St. Vincent DePaul or garage sales. I’m always looking for a bargain. Every now and then you find very odd items. They make you wonder how they ended up at the resale shop and then you wonder who would purchase them. On my latest visit Sparky was digging through a bin that was filled with VHS tapes and some CDs and DVDs. He can’t pass up the chance to find that one movie or the replacement CD for a vinyl record. As he was pulling out tapes and stacking them to the side he found a surprise.
I happened to be a couple feet away looking at purses. He pulled it out of the bin and after turning it over in his hands a couple times got my attention. “Is this what I think it is?” He asked. I glanced over and did a double take. There in his hand was a prosthetic breast. After I uncrossed my eyes and got my chin off the floor, I was able to gasp out a strangled “Yes!” He then proceeded to squeeze it and commented that it felt quite natural. In that moment I had closed the gap between us and nearly struck the poor boob (not Sparky) out of his hand. Against my better judgement Sparky placed it in the cart. Not more than a minute later I discovered another one tucked amid the wallets!
Now, they were not a set although they were (according to the label on the back) the same brand and size. They were marked $1.99 each. Where did they come from? How did they end up at Goodwill? Who did they belong to? We will never know. They were gently returned to the wallet bin and we left the store. As we were driving to the grocery, Sparky decided that he just had to buy them. “Why? Why?? Why!?!” I asked. “Because they would make the best Dirty Santa gift for the gift exchange this year!” He explained. Needless to say, he dropped me off at the grocery and went back to buy them. I wish I had been there to see the expression on the cashier’s face as he made that purchase! And because I have a camera and you might not believe me, I am posting photographic proof that this is a true story! (scroll down for the photo)