Friday, May 29, 2009

$8500 cash found at a garage sale

On my message board, one of the many Minnesotans posted this story

$8500 found in garage sale hip waders - Video Link

Story Link

The person who found the money think they did the right thing, but personally I think it angered the YSG (yardsale god). I think the YSG wanted the $8000 that was found in one boot to go towards the disabled men's Disney trip, and the other $500 was intended as a consolation prize to whoever found the money. Because otherwise, if the YSG wanted the original owner to have it, they would have looked in the boots before donating the item.

You ALWAYS thoroughly check the pockets of pants, suits, blazers, jackets, hip waders, cubbyholes, mystery compartments of ANYTHING you donate or before selling at your yardsale. Check underneath chairs/tables/cars to make sure dear Aunt Edna didn't tape an envelope full of cash and stash it underneath. And if you don't, you lose. That's the way it works. I don't make the rules. It's written in the YSG bible.

And then there's the whole other side to this story. What's up with a pregant woman wanting to buy hip waders to begin with??? Maybe its a Minnesota thing. They look sweaty to wear and not very cute. Not a fashion statement I want to make.

p.s. And I do take offense to the first sentence of the video: It looks like any garage sale, lamps, Christmas ornaments, vases...junk. WHAT DID I JUST HEAR? Junk!!?? I challenge them to find junk at my garage sale - I only sell treasures!


Zakary said...

Man, I don't know if I would have given it back.

Anonymous said...

Gee....... findind that amount of money at a yardsale???? sounds more like a jackpot!!! Times are rough now so you know the saying..finders are really keepers:)

Anonymous said...

previous word search... that would be finding!

Suzy said...

I love how Minnesotan journalists include "ya know" when quoting people, so it reads just like it sounds. Ya know?

Chris said...

Suzy - you betcha!