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Old 11-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #196
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Every day is the carnival at the shop!

I didn't tell the story about the midget on my first day. It wasn't that important, but there was a midget in. And he was tailing this woman who was looking to try to sell us the world's worst student acoustic guitar. For five minutes I thought it was her kid in tow, and so did my coworker. But no, at the last minute we realized it was a midget.

(And every Friday is Black Friday...!)
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #197
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Yesterday an elderly gent came in and paid the last $25 of many regular layaway payments on an alto sax.

He was overjoyed to have made the last payment, and gave me a fist bump when I handed him the instrument.

As he walked away, I turned over the last layaway receipt he got, the one we gave him last week, that showed he had one final $25 payment to make.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #198
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Hey, you got any pogo sticks?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #199
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Not unless that's code for something?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #200
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Lol, no ... Ripley put it on her list... Theyre not cheap!
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #201
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Ref: "HORN"

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... He was overjoyed to have made the last payment, and gave me a fist bump when I handed him the instrument. ...
Sounds as though to him it was a horn, a cornucopia.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #202
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Uplifting.
Thanks for sharing, UT. I love this thread.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #203
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Lol, no ... Ripley put it on her list... Theyre not cheap!
We find them at the transfer station. I'll keep an eye out for one.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:37 AM   #204
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What's a transfer station?

My middle niece (of the younger set) got a pogo stick for christmas last year and she spends HOURS on it. We'd laugh so hard, we'd be inside and there would be S's little head bouncing up into sight of the window. Boing boing boing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #205
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What's a transfer station?
You pay me to take your trash away, and
I'll charge the citiy/county to give it to someone else.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #206
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Sort of.

Here, it's you buy a ticket (2.75) to take your trash to the transfer station (recyclables are free) and then you pay a boatload of taxes to have the trash sent to a burnplant.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #207
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Can anyone go to the transfer station?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #208
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A guy comes in and wants $5 to get to the Children's Hospital to visit his son. He attempts to get us to buy an ancient boombox. We don't take it.

He comes back with the boombox that he uses in his kitchen. It's newer, but it's covered in grease and the antenna is broken off. I explain that we have to be able to resell these items and so a boombox covered in grease is not something we will take in pawn.

He comes back with a highly scratched adult DVD, and a copy of the 3rd season of Martin. We don't buy adult DVDs and we give him $1 for Martin.

He's still out there somewhere looking for shitty items to bring us. But I don't think his son is at CHOP. I think he wants a bag o weed.

This occurs every hour of every day.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #209
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Isn't CHOP rather a tactless nickname for a children's hospital?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #210
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Well, it could have been Children's Hospital University of Metropolitan Philadelphia... or CHUMP.....
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