Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Rude Men's Sale

Well, have I got a story for you.  I went out to a Thursday Estate Sale not far from my house.  I got there about fifteen minutes before the sale and it was just me and a man.  They held us at the front gate.  Everything was all over the yard and I could tell that alot of it was "Men's" stuff.  A few more minutes went by, and a few more men came.  By the time it was starting time it was me and 15 men.  I said, "I missed the advertisement that said 'Men Only' ".  No one laughed.  They were all a little too jacked for my comfort.  As the man approached the gate to open it, three men pushed in front of me. 

"Whatever happened to ladies first?"  I yelled out.  Not one person apologized or even looked my way.  I had a feeling if their wives had been there they'd be acting completely different!  Well, I quickly found the only thing that looked remotely feminine, and a couple other things and went to check out.  As I was leaning down to get in my purse and get the money I felt a strange tugging sensation around my waist.  Suddenly two men had there hands waaaaayyyy to close to my waist for comfort.  I outwardly said, "What?"

That's when I saw it.  The fishing line completely tangling me up.  I looked to the left to see the old man with the fishing pool that the line was attached too, completely oblivious to the fact that he'd caught a live one!  The two guys yelled, "He's got you hooked and he's gonna reel you in any minute!"

I could hardly wait to get outta there...and I don't have too much to show for all the effort, but here it is!

The Spice still has some in it.  Love the tin.

Couldn't resist the ACME name...and this is my first vintage map!

Here are a few other things from some sales:

Love this Baby Ball jar and hankie 25 cents each

I love talking to people at sales.  This lady in her 70's said she had saved this magazines all her life and wasn't really sure why.  I was happy to take them off her hands...fabulous 1950's and 60's ads...time to change up my frames.

This was from another little Estate Sale.  I got the Thermos and the Sound of Music movie book for $2.  My daughter did the best at this sale.  She is a Fashionista and 80's men sweaters are all the rage for women along with a pair of leggings and some boots for Fall.  She got a bunch for $3.  (Think Saved by the Bell)

Enjoy your Weekend!



Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I've touched on this subject a bit before. Men at estate sales! Uuugh! And that's not to say that there can't be a kind one here or there, but I find them to be yucky for the most part. I swear it brings out their competitive nature, and then they get rude. It's very odd! I'm sorry you had to deal with it. Looks like you found a couple cute things though! :)

Jill said...

Glad you made it out alive!!!!

Cute things you've been finding, old magazines are always such fun!

ThrifterSisters said...

It's not just in your area that men can be complete jackasses! I will never forget one sale where a guy who weighed well over 300 pounds shoved Maddie to the side trying to get in the door so he could be the first to get to an old trunk. Yah, my 8 year old was really going to fight him for that! Luckily, the nice guy giving the sale told him that he was going to have to leave if he couldn't control himself. The guy didn't even apologize!

I love that map and Acme box. Absolutely perfect for 4th of July decorating!


Melissa said...

I've experienced some similar scenarios... men at estate sales, auctions, flea markets, whatever... are (for the most part) just plain awful and rude!