Garage Sale Mystery

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.

11 comments:

jen said...

Maybe they were like guerilla-senior-tee-peers or something! I mean who the heck would suspect senior citizens in the hood of t-ping your trees etc? ;)

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

That is quite an intriguing set of circumstances. Maybe the local Costco had a clear out sale??

Lisa

Lotta said...

LOL. I love the tp theory!

Lisa - Yea, maybe the husband got teed off that there was never any tp on the roll and just went nuts at the bulk superstore!

jmnlman said...

should probably report them to Homeland Security could be a source of amusement for couple days locally.

sanders5 said...

bwahahaha - I'm dying. I'm seeing those old folks on the cards without all gumns and no teeth, chewing on their upper lip.

But DANG GIRL ... smuggled or not - 96 rolls for $33.00. If it was 2-ply you totally should have stocked-up.

Lotta said...

(Smacking hand to head)

96 BOXES, not rolls. That's $2.90 a box. I shoulda asked them to sell me just one. But then they would have had to redo their sign.

Buffy said...

lol

When you find out let us know.

Nancy said...

I'm with you -- they must have been smuggling those damn things home one at a time. As an extra work "benefit," of course. Too strange.

J's Mommy said...

Some things never cease to amaze me. I think the best part is the fact that you snapped a picture!!

Jenny said...

WTF?

I don't think I want to know the man who needs 96 boxes of toilet paper.

Lotta said...

What I loved about the whole thing was the innocence of it. They didn't seem to think it was odd in the least to have a garage full of toilet paper. And to sell it alongside the other garage salers. Very cute.