Rather showery this morning, and the car boot sale was inside the multi-storey car park.
Here’s today’s booty:
Portmeirion Tea Cosy, brand new, £2. I seem to remember Elizabeth buying one of these last year and selling it on for a very good profit, so I was rather pleased to find it. Prison Break Season 1 £1.50.
Lots of shoes – Red Next wedges, Pink BHS Wedges and boy’s Jasper Conran lace ups, £1 each.
Nike football boots for Will £1.50.
I wasn’t feeling very chirpy and was quite short with a couple of sellers who annoyed me – when I asked how much the football boots were, the seller replied “I want £2 for those – they’ve never been worn”.
“Never been worn?” says I, turning them over to show her. “They’re covered in mud!”
“Oh, well they’ve only been worn once”, she says.
At which point I could have just given her the £2, as I was going to buy them anyway, but I felt the need to say in my best sarcastic voice “Oh, so they HAVE been worn then”, as I handed over the money.
Later, I asked the Portmeirion tea cosy woman if she’d take £1.50 for the tea cosy.
“No, I won’t!” she exclaimed, in horrified tones. “It’s brand new and it’s PORTMEIRION, you know!”.
And, instead of smiling sweetly as I handed over the £2, which is what I normally do in such situations, I said “There’s no need to sound so offended. Part of the car boot sale experience is bartering, so if you don’t like it, perhaps you should avoid such events in future.” And off I stalked. With my £2 tea cosy!
Hmmm, best put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on me for the rest of the day, I think!