Koffee Klatch time for Thursday~

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   Posted 11/4/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Good day all. Hope it's going well and that you are having a bit of peaceful time for yourself. It's something that's hard to find yet absolutely critical for us to have...peaceful, quiet time for us! Now, how to get more of it is another story all together...and I have no magical answers to that question. So, let's get to a topic for Thursday~~

I think most everyone has either attended a street fair, Saturday market, or some celebration where vendors are selling their wares. Items for sale range from amazing paintings and art work to tacky t-shirts and weird things done with shells and hot glue. What's the strangest, weirdest or tackiest thing you've either seen for sale or bought from a vendor?

I think for me it was toe rings, hands down! We were working at a city celebration one year and our booth was right next to a young, or should I say immature, couple selling toe rings. Now if you care to wear toe rings that's fine. But having person after person trying on the same ones is disgusting! And I would think it should violate some health code or at least some common sense. But the icing on the cake was the couple selling them. When business was slow they kept themselves 'busy. In old fashion terms she was sitting on his lap making out with vigor! You know what I mean...lip lock, suck face, get it on...they were doing all of the above. And no, I didn't buy one! <shudder>...lol Needless to say people would see them turn tail, and leave the area which meant no one came to our booth either. Plus the rings looked like something that came out of a bubble gum machine.

So, what weird, strange or disgusting thing have you seen vendors selling or did you buy?
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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   

I didn't buy this, but my friend who was with me did when I was off looking at something else.  I had just gotten divorced after a 22 year marriage.  She bought me a tee shirt that read: Previoulsy Enjoyed Woman.  A 'must have' for the recently divorced.  Not!


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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
well the strangest thing I think would have to be the cow paddies pen set . LOL.. they come in several sizes. small to a larger one. liquored cow paddy with a nice Pen set into it. a must have for the southwest look , nice for your desk at work also .

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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't remember the tackiest thing that I have ever seen, but Chutz, what did you sell at your booth? I am curious.

Have a great day,

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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
We had just moved to Arkansas and I couldn't resist buying Happily Married Hillbilly
Couple figurines. One has "I shur miss my old lady, but my aim is getting better." The
other has " I got a hunting dog for my husband, best trade I ever made."

I sent them off to my brother as a gag wedding anniversary gift.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
    I would've loved that T-shirt when I got divorced. When I split with one guy I got a button saying
"We come from 2 different worlds, mine has soap and toothpaste". A gift from my sister.
When we went to Georgia I did find a shop on the boardwalk that sold 100 proof slushies. All I
boiught was a T-shirt with "Call A Cab" on it for my son as he's a taxi driver in Syracuse.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Students need to use #2 pencils for standardized tests. One of my kids brought in his special #2 pencil. It was a regular yellow pencil, but at the eraser end was a rubber replica of a brown pile of --- #2

It was so funny I could barely stop laughing to read the test directions.

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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
@ robin and Dagger ... loling so much right now!

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   Posted 11/6/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I missed Thursday but have to answer this: the tackiest thing from any vendor, which also happens to be the most popular Alaska souvenir item, is the hand-carved, toy wooden Po-p Moose. Nope, I'm not kidding. You fill it with your favorite small-piece candy (jelly bellies, M&Ms, etc.), lift its head, and out pops the candy from the other end.

It makes me so proud to live in Alaska.
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