A Limerick A Day – Day 19 – Buyer Beware



You’ve probably heard Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” playing endlessly on the radio, but have you seen the video? (WARNING: there’s one lyric that may be NSFW- depending on where you work.) My 15-year-old turned me on to it some months ago, and I just love it. Cracks me up every time.

My older teen discovered our local thrift shop scene about a year ago. I’d been dragging both daughters to Savers and Goodwill to buy the occasional one-wear-only school performance outfit and to find winter sports gear that they’d don only a few times before they grew out of it.

One day, the 15-year-old spotted a sweet Delia’s sweater for $1.99 and a brand new pair of Abercrombie jeans for $2.99. She was hooked.

On our recent Spring Break road trip through Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, we stopped at a few places to get our thrift shop on. She ended up with an entire “new” spring/summer wardrobe. I landed a baby blue Coach bag for $14.99.

Poppin’ tags, indeed.


Buyer Beware

Once you’ve scored at a thrift store, it’s funny
How that feeling is sweeter than honey
As you load shopping bags
So full from popping tags
That you’re sure to go broke saving money.


©2013 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz