stopping by the thrift store with it's $5/bag sign displayed in the front window. Textile junkie that I am, I headed straight to the linens section and filled, ahem, overfilled the shopping basket. Look what I found!
Now, when I got to the counter I found out that the sale price was for clothing items only. Oooops!
The sweet grandmother at the counter said that she could make me a deal rather than charging me full price. She named her price and I countered it. Um... 4 times. I did offer to return some of the items to the shelves as I wasn't sure we were going to agree on a price.
She hovered over the collection like a mother hen protecting her chicks, shaking her head. "No, there was no need to return any items to the shelf," she said, there's too much on the shelves and she'd rather I take what now lay on her counter.
Finally, after much price dropping (in my defense this store overprices the linens 2-4 times what I pay at other local thriftstores, so I felt quite secure in negotiating a lower price), she asked, "Just what would you be willing to pay?" I named my price. Sighing with resignation, she bagged everything up and made me promise not to tell anyone what I paid. My lips are sealed, but I can at least show you what I got. ;o)