Thursday, May 21, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Sometimes Junk is Just Junk

WTF Wednesday is a semi-regular feature of this blog. It documents the things that have made me pause, slap my forehead and say, "What the f**k!"  Well, that and I just like saying WTF. I'm retired. I don't have to watch what I say anymore. I'm not any one's role model.

It's Thursday, but we don't have WiFi on Wednesday. so I'm late posting this...Get over it!

One thing the spouse and I like to do when we travel is visit the swap meets, junk stores, and antique barns all along our route.  Last week on our day off we went to Brookings, Oregon and found a lot of "antique" shops with lots of reproductions and made in China tourist crap.  We also found the Humane Society Thrift Shop and the Goodwill.  

The spouse said, "Did you notice that these thrift stores are well organized and smell nice?"  He was right.  They were probably the cleanest thrift stores I've been in.  However, we didn't find anything we couldn't live without.

We returned to Port Orford, our home away from home.  There's a thrift shop at the Senior Center and we stopped by to try our luck.

This was the most interesting item on the shelves...

What the f**k?  Who buys opened packages of panty liners at a thrift store?  There are some things that just shouldn't be recycled.


  1. There's no accounting for what a shopaholic with an afternoon on their hands will spend money on. I knew a woman like that. When she moved from WI to MN it took an extra pod to hold all the stuff she crammed into her weekly cart at Good Will, and then at St. Vinnies, and then at Habitat for Humanity. When I visited she wore me out, shopping.

  2. WTF is not one of my expressions, but this would certainly be an appropriate time to adopt it!

  3. That's funny about the panty liners. I have a thrift store I frequent (Value Village) and it's always nice in there, but the Salvation Army one is not as pleasant. I don't go there for the reasons you mention (it smells bad and nothing looks clean. Glad you're still enjoying your adventure. :-)

  4. Our senior center operates a thrift store.
    There isn't much that is priced more than a couple of dollars.
    It is all donated goods.
    Sometimes there are things like adult diapers, panty liners, and other hygiene items.
    They aren't placed in the general display area, but are placed a little more discreetly.
    They are priced to move quickly and usually purchased by those who would otherwise go without.
    We let the seniors know when there's new stock.
    In most cases they've come in from an estate

  5. LOL! I used to love the junk/antique stores. But I've lost my enthusiasm in the past few years -- too many antiques in the basement, not to mention the one in the mirror!

  6. Well I suppose that the liners are individually sealed, no? And I guess there are those who can only afford to shop thriftily.
    But, I can understand how it might be a little strange to see such an item, especially one that has been opened.

  7. Nana,
    As a Father of two daughters, I am sitting here at the computer reading that and LMAO.... sort of reminds me of something I wrote long ago on a site you used to visit - Anything at Anytime -- yeah, its me

    Danny is back

    I have built a new site (as I cant get into the old one - cant remember all my old passwords and such)
    the new site is -- can you guess.....?
    Anything at Anytime... Again - if you wish to take a look (its up for test drive now) but the official First post will be tomorrow at around Noon Mountain time
    it will be the 5 yr anniversary of Anything at Anytime
    sort of fitting but I wanted you to know and hope you stop by sometime....


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