Thursday, October 20, 2005
Earlier this week I got a lesson on being dishonest. I'm not one of the losers I see at thrift stores trying to switch price tags with other items, but I guess I run a close second. Not convinced the price on a Polaroid camera I found was a fair one, I tried to rub off the $4.95 that was written in grease pencil on the bottom. It was mostly gone when I took it and a similar camera to the checkout counter. I smiled my pathetic smile and asked what the price of the two cameras was. After searching for one on both cameras, the cashier asked a short woman pittering back and forth in the aisle, who blurted out "Eight-fifty each" and kept walking. Fuck. I hoped the $4.95 was not totally rubbed away. I pointed to what was left on the bottom of the camera which looked like a blob to me, and she quickly rang up $4.95. I felt so ashamed. I went to Dairy Queen and had some tacos. They were terrible and I knew the universe was balanced again.
This is a photo of the toy section in the GIGANTIC thrift store I discovered. It's blurry due to the fact I was insanely nervous someone that worked there would see me put my camera back in purse and try to argue that I stole it. Anyway, the name of this photo is 'Germs.'
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