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Recycle Shops

Sometimes one person’s garbage is another person’s garbage too.



I like recycle shops, bargain centers, thrift stores, secondhand shops, and the Salvation Army.

I’ve furnished my place with their wares.                                            

Even though I might not find what I’m looking for, I recognize there are things there others will value.

but …

I’ve visited a few recycle shops that sucked: 100% crap. Not even a shopaholic on a a binge with a full wallet of cash would buy anything.

A bad recycle shop is not a shop at all; it’s just a staging point purgatory for things on their way to the dump.

The shop owner would probably make more money selling “used gum“.


My Wheelchair

About 7 months ago I bought a wheelchair at a recycle shop.
I didn’t need it, but for 1000 yen (about $10) it was a bargain.
I pretended not to notice the look on the clerk’s face, forked over the money, and took it home.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted one.
And now I am the proud owner of one!
I think most people, who don’t need them, have a fascination with wheelchairs.
There is something about sitting in that seat and wheeling yourself around.
I had a BBQ party and 90% of those who came either sat in the wheelchair or took it for a spin.
I could see on a few friends’ faces that they were debating whether they should get one too.
We could have races on weekends!