Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ugh.

I went to a local thrift store to find some boots and pants to alter for Professor's play costume. He's playing a workhouse child in our homeschool group's production of "Oliver Twist".

We got to the store, piled out of the van, and started down the sidewalk. There were two women setting a dresser on the sidewalk, with their car trunk open. They were alternately laughing and groaning, and looking like they didn't know what to do. I thought they were having problems getting the dresser into the car. It was a smaller, girly-looking dresser, white with some flower outlines painted on it.

I asked them if everything was ok, and they said "We're trying to get this coffeepot out of the drawer. It's stuck, and somebody peed in it." At first I wasn't sure I heard right, and took a step forward to look. They were right. "WHAT?" I exclaimed. "That's DISGUSTING!!!" They responded, "We bought it yesterday and it didn't have anything in it. Then we pick it up today and it has a coffeepot with pee in it."

I wasn't about to help them get it out of the drawer. I'm a nice person, but I have my limits. I wished them luck and went into the store. As I was getting Princess situated in the cart and the boys' coats thrown in there, one of the ladies brought the freed coffeepot inside the store and told the employees at the counter. Then she left. When everyone was coatless and happy, we turned the cart around to start shopping. There, right in full view like a decorative vase was the pot sitting there at the end of the counter for all to see. I almost gagged at the horrific sight. The employee behind the counter was looking at it and waving her hands around saying, "I'm not touching it, I can't touch that!" I looked at her and told her that "They said that nothing was in there when they bought it last night, but when they came to pick it up today it was there." She looked surprised, and I can't imagine what the people walking up to the counter thought when they saw it!

I have to wonder about the guy who did it. Of course it would be a guy, a woman wouldn't have the mechanics to do that, unless she brought in a jar. The furniture area and the housewares are in the same area. How hard is it to run to the other end of the store when the urge hits, and use the bathroom? If the men's room were occupied, I think any woman would excuse him for dashing into the women's restroom. Does this guy make a habit of leaving offerings in furniture? I'd hate to see his house. His toilet is probably sparkling because he never uses it.

We took our time around the store, and thankfully, the coffee pot was gone when it was time for us to leave. It continually shocks me how disgusting people can be! I just never thought I would ever see something like that, ever! Hopefully I don't have to ever again. Those poor employees.

11 comments:

Michal said...

wow. i don't know what to say, except, wow.

Kimberly said...

Nasty!

No Cool Story said...

Some people are just disgusting.
Ew.

mindyluwho said...

My gag reflex is working...

Nancy Face said...

I cannot tell a lie...I did it.

Nancy Face said...

Okay, so I lied. ;)

Mamita said...

That is disgusting!!! I don't think I would have helped them get it out of the dresser either in fear of what they were in fear of. Yuck. It's one thing to have you're kids pee (or your own) get on you, but a stranger's is a whole different ball park. Guess I'm glad now that the thrift store I shop at doesn't have furniture. It has some central location for it and only carries clothes here. And while I'm talking about it, I must say that it (Goodwill) is a new store and is so organized and big and doesn't have that smell (I know you know what I'm talking about). And the kids clothes are ALL $2.00 each. Yea, I've got so many jeans for my daughter from there. One even has little hearts stitched in them. sighs. I love that store.

Jen said...

Wha??? That's crazy. What is wrong with people?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I was friends with a girl who worked retail. Oh, the stories about people using dressing rooms like a port-a-pot. GAG!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

On a happy note, my son played a street urchin in a ward production of Christmas Carol. I just used old pants that were faded and looked like capris on him. I sewed big obnoxious patches onto it and then wrapped him in a scarf and cut the fingers off gloves I bought at the dollar store.

My oldest daughter had a newsboy cap that completed the look.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Once I saw a whole set of leopard print towels for sale at Goodwill. They were NOT in good condition. In fact they looked like someone had used them to clean up overflowing toilets at a downtown bar.

I don't care how poor you are you shouldn't buy towels that look like these. Better to buy new from the dollar store.