Sep 13, 2011

Encounter of the Twitchy Kind



sress: thrifted        cardigan: thrifted        belt: thrifted        shoes: Target

Have you ever seen a competitive thrift store shopper? Oh you'll know when you see one. As you nonchalantly flip through the blouses one by one, taking your time, she's right behind you, eyeing you, furiously launching clothes to the other side of the rack trying to get in front of you. Each thing you put into your cart she stares you down with the look of the devil and you know you just picked something up that she likes. She's got that crazy look in her eyes like she's been trapped at home with the baby all day and she just might snap and murder you if you get to that periwinkle blouse before she does.

When I found this dress there was one of those girls right behind me, and I swear I saw her eye twitch a little when she saw me pick the dress up. I saw it and I kind of gasped a little (you know because all beautiful things deserve a gasp) and then the lady went completely still and held her breath as if that might make me not want the dress or something.

Yeah right lady! I took that thing and I took it good!

she pursed her lips and once again that look of the devil was directed straight at me...the rest of the half hour that I was in the thrift store. 

So have you had any encounters (of the third kind) with the crazy twitchy ladies at thrift stores? Because honestly, they have me pretty terrified...and I think they eat children for supper.

14 comments :

  1. Oh they are out there for sure. They are a scary breed they are. This dress deserved a gasp and I am glad you were able to give it a good home. That lady probably hoards pretty thrifted dresses down in her cellar where she prepares crazy rituals and sing-a-longs with them like captives of Crazy Island. Well played, Sarah, well played.

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  2. What a fabulous thrift store find! No wonder she was all twitchy :D

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  3. I have definitely run into crazy thrift people before, haha. It's always so awkward when they just stare you down.

    Either way! Congrats on getting the dress. ;) You look lovely! I love your hair!

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  4. your outfit is gorgeous! and your hair is adorable!!!

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  6. bahaha that is so funny! I must say I have never encountered the crazy ladies at a thrift store. However, there is a big $2 sale done by one of the thrift stores here twice and year and that can get a little cray cray! Oh and I love that dress btw. Gorgeous!

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  7. lols! ^^ there are a lot of them! ^^ Once I found this beautiful sheer pleated maxi skirt and the lady begind me was giving me the evil eye. I danced a jig to the cashier, lols!

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  8. Hahaha! You're HI-LARIOUS!

    I've seen those. At Ross and other outlets. I just stuff my cart with everything I want, go try it on and then sort. I'm greedy like that. And I kind of enjoy the crazy looks from other clients. :P

    xoxo

    Ana Paula

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  9. hahaha, glad you got there first, the dress looks simply stunning on you! The pastel colours of this outfit are gorgeous <3

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  10. i totally know what you mean. that's happened to me before and i've been one (sort of).

    a few weeks ago i saw a gorgeous magenta coat at goodwill that another girl had picked up before i got to it. it looked adorable on her especially with her trendy look. i kept eyeing the coat wondering if she wasn't going to take it. later, we both were at the shoe section. i think she thought i was checking out her items b/c she went very quickly to the cash register to pay for them including the coat.

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  11. What a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous girl!

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  12. I gasped when I saw this. You are the picture of perfection!

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  13. Oh god, now I'm worried that I AM that crazy lady! Only because I hold my breath and stand perfectly still if someone else picks up something I want. In my head, I'm making a nochalant poker face, like I don't care a jot for whatever she's just grabbed...but maybe on the outside I'm actually looking like a lunatic!

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