Yesterday and today I have advertised my "Moving Sale" on Craigslist. I have listed some of the items that I want to sell, such as the eclectic coffee table and matching end tables, the Elvis first day issues, the electric saw, stuff like that.
I also included this patio Coca Cola umbrella I have. My thinking is this, if I have not used it or looked at it or even forgotten I owned it, it goes into the yard sale. The umbrella falls into the last category. It's brand new, never out of the box.
I received an e-mail, "How much are you asking for the umbrella?"
I thought about it and e-mailed back, "$10".
She e-mailed me back, "Is it a patio umbrella!!"
Oh my, I was not asking enough, so I e-mailed back, "From your reaction, I guess I am not asking enough! It is a patio umbrella and I am going to ask $25!"
She e-mailed me back and offered $20 and since I was feeling like a weird sort of two faced Indian Giver person, I said OK. She wrote she was sending her husband over around 8pm.
A little after 8 o'clock here he comes in a little blue pick up truck. He ambles up to the door wearing overalls and a John Deere hat, his face as weathered as an old apple.
"You must be Barb's husband" I said in greeting as he opened his wallet as I opened the door. He stood on the door step, I thought he would come in as I held the door open wide, but he stopped and gave me a charming smile and handed me the $20 as I handed him the umbrella.
"It's brand new" I explained as my fingers tightened around the bill, my first sale!
He began to walk down the step, gave me a wave and said, "Just doing what I'm told" and turns and walks away.
"I wish I had one like you", I said to his retreating back.
My daughter came up behind me and said, "Just like Grandpa. Where did all the good men go? Where are they? Where can I find one?"
I just shook my head, "1940 I guess."
But, my karma for the day was in peril. I had`advertised the maple bed in Memphis, just to get rid of it because it is a king size and just too heavy, too big, just too much for $100. I got a fish on the hook immediately and she met Joe tonight.
"Now she wanted $75 for it..............??????"
So Joe thought it was $75!! Man, she got me good!!
What goes around comes around, never forget it.