Friday, November 23, 2018

Keeping it green and cheerful on Black Friday

The best place to shop on Black Friday? The MCC thrift store, after a morning of sorting books. No special deals, but buying thrift means giving things a second chance; and, at this store, each purchase also supports Mennonite Central Committee programs.

Plus nobody was pushing me around or fighting for carts.

For under $10, I found a real-deal pashmina scarf in my favourite colour; a pottery soup mug; and a copy of Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis. Yes, in spite of what Roald Dahl's Matilda said, Lewis was "sustained by joy and humour," to quote the dust jacket.
These other two items were bought earlier in the week. The sewing book (with unused patterns!) is for me.
And the plastic Tardis cookie jar, with lights and sound effects, is an early present for Mr. Fixit.
Who needs malls when you can travel through space and time?

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