ALL ABOARD ...November 13, 2009
SO, the op shop tour went off without a hitch. Actually, that’s not entirely true. There were 20 booked for the bus, with a waiting list of...
SO, the op shop tour went off without a hitch. Actually, that’s not entirely true. There were 20 booked for the bus, with a waiting list of as many again. Then a fella – yes, a fella – turned up and wanted in, and fortunately there was one spare seat. Then another woman, who’d trekked the whole main street, with bub on hip, arrived and also wanted in, but the bus was full. We had to turn her away. My heart sunk when her lip quivered and her baby, serenely oblivious, made goo-goo eyes at me. Awwww ... I near gave up my seat, but, you know, I was the tour guide.
She was gracious and went on with her day. I do hope it got better and that the op shop gods were as kind to her as they were to me.
And yes, even as the tour guide I managed to pick up some choice second-hand goodness. Another basket – yes, it made me happy – a kaftan to waft about the beach in, a gumnut inspired necklace and a couple of vintage patterns. I also scored a pair of earrings and a beaded top. And there’s another tour Saturday. Goodness.