Picture the scene. A North Riverside alleyway, tidy and freshly graveled. Eight to ten garage doors are opened wide and displaying card tables of garage sale items. The usual stuff; old tupperware, Christmas ornaments and 8-track tapes.
But one garage stands alone. In the middle of this block sale are a man and woman in their senior years sitting on aluminum and nylon woven folding chairs in their garage. They sat next to this (see photo) sign and a gargage full of boxes of bulk toilet paper.
So many thoughts, so many questions. Why sell in bulk? Why not sell by the box? Who has the space in their minivan to cart home 96 boxes of toilet paper? How was this toilet tissue accumulated - was this the guy's retirement scheme? Slowly smuggling box after box of tissue home from work for the big payoff.
I tell ya it made my day trying to figure this one out.