Happy Summer Re-post Wednesday!! What a great day - it's just beautiful outside, therefore - what am I doing inside?? Well, picking out a previous popular post for your enjoyment, that's what! Here's my choice - originally posted 9/10/12 - enjoy. And see you Friday with a new one.
I'm baffled at where to start first - so many things are going through my mind I can't type fast enough - your mind racing too?
I have a garage sale every year, I never offer beer and popcorn - are
you supposed too? Isn't it illegal - I mean the beer thing - not the
popcorn - other than unpleasant tooth kernels - you'd probably be ok
But why would you want to? Unless you have one of those fancy machines
- you'd be running in and out of the house all day popping bags in your
microwave and really, people are only giving you a quarter for your junk (I mean valuable goods), so technically it would totally be a bad
business proposition all around. The idea of the garage sale it to make
a couple bucks in return for the removal of your formerly beloved
items, not negative cash flow.
Another thing I do when I have a garage sale is tell them where it is.
You know, provide an address. So what this actually may mean is the
name of the bar is "Garage Sale" and they have free beer and popcorn?
Now that's a bit confusing isn't it, wouldn't you want to name your bar
something cool like The Flying Whiskey Bottle or something similar? And not to
belabor a point, but an address really would be good. And again, the
negative cash flow thing, wouldn't stay open long...
Ok, wait, maybe the Cottage Hospital was having a garage sale and they
were offering free beer and popcorn. Then if anyone had a real problem
with one of those nasty popcorn kernels, one they couldn't wash away
with the free beer - they were conveniently at a hospital so they could
go in and get that pesky kernel removed with a scalpel or something else
pointy that would clean out your gums?
Because really, no one is at a garage sale long enough to get drunk and
need the services of a hospital, it's a fly by thing. Except the lonely
hangers-on, but it has been my experience they are more preachy than
drinky, so they aren't getting drunk at the hospital garage sale. Has
to be the popcorn and honestly I don't think that's a good enough draw.
Free money on the other hand would work much better - and since it's
been a negative cash flow thing all along, might as well make it a
successful one! I'll just take a tenner for my time - thanks!