barn sale

@ruthinian (2311)
United States
February 18, 2008 1:39pm CST
My friend introduced me to "barn sale" last weekend. It was in a barn near the church. It's just like a typical garage sale... only it's not in the garage... but in the barn. Prices of items range from .25 cents to 1$. I found a lot of good stuff and my purchase costs me $9.75 (for 11 items which include jackets, sweatpants, belts and slippers). Most of the items are donations from people who want to help the church. But I was lucky to find 3 items (a jacket and 2 sweatpants) that are new with tags on it for a price of $1 each. Most women love shopping. It's therapeutic as we always claim, partly to justify ourselves from over spending or sometimes to use it as an alibi for maximizing our credit limit. But whatever our personal reason for shopping, we love it. It's a girl thing that's why men cannot relate to it. Shopping is a skill. A talent that most women are good at and have mastered. And yes, it's addictive too. Shopping gives women the power to achieve simple things in life. But with that power... comes great responsibility (as what uncle Ben told Peter Parker a.k.a. Spiderman). So the next time we buy, let's be responsible. Buy what we need and not we want.
2 responses
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
18 Feb 08
It sounds like one of those thing you had to have been there to get. I have never been to a sale like this before. When ever my church has a sale like this it is usualy in the summer and out in their parking lot. They also have some pretty good sales though.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Thanks for taking the time to respond to this. Yeah, this is actually my first time to go to a sale like that too. We don't have much of that from where I came from. I think the church barn is open every 2nd and 4th saturday of the month, all year. the items they sell depends on the season.
@Betty34 (267)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Where's the fun in that? ;) I love love to shop and have had to curb it a lot. I now do ebay and only buy when there is a sale when I'm not shopping on ebay. That's the only way I can justify it. You have to have limits, but I think we should be allowed to buy what you need AND what you want. But to limit your "spontaneous" shopping. B
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
18 Feb 08
thanks for your response. i agree with you. we should know our limitations. shopping is fun and if we know our limitations and don't feel guilty everytime we buy... the more it is fun. take care.