Monday, May 11, 2009

Kharma, Kismet, What Have You

Not that I'm a big believer in fate, or Karma, or whatever you call it.

BUT on Saturday, I made out a shopping list for my alternate-monthly trek to Wal-Mart. It included an electrical power strip, a cheese slicer, rubber dishwashing gloves and light bulbs.

On the way out to my car, I saw that my neighbors were having a garage sale, so, naturally, I wandered over to check it out.

[Cue the Twilight Zone music]

Lo and behold, they had a heavy-duty power strip for $1.

AND a cheese-slicer--a much nicer one that I would have bought--for the incredible price of a dime.

But wait, there's more!

They also had three unopened packages of rubber gloves, size small. (When I check my weight on those charts, I immediately go to "big-boned." But that is such a lie--I have small hands, and, if I admitted it, which I won't, a small frame.) Each package was another dime.

For a grand outlay of $1.40, I got nearly everything on my list, and saved myself a trip across town.

OK, I never did get the light bulbs. Apparently there are limits to one's karma. But I'm not complaining.


Kemkem said...

WoW! Incredible! Just goes to show you what they say all the time.. "one man's junk is another man's treasure" LOL! Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Grace. Duh? Where have you been lately. Ooops......I just remembered.

Well, anyway, I go to consignment/thrift/goodwill/yard/garage/craigslist sales FIRST before I go to Wal mart anymore. People are selling everything lately. Their loss, my gain. I've been getting stuff for pennies. It's a very patriotic thing to do right now. See my current post today.
Also, we are saving the planet by re-using stuff, rather than purchase it.

Sharon said...

How awesome! I spent $1.40 on a diet did much better than I.

Shevy said...

Wow! That's great. I walked past a yard sale the other day. Shoes, shoes, shoes, kids backpacks, stuffed animals and gross stuff like really old and dirty cheap plastic mixing bowls! Eeuuwww.

Miss M said...

That's pretty awesome and lucky. I never see anything we need at garage sales. i usually avoid them due to the temptation of cheap goods we don't need.