Made a trip to Goodwill, deposit, not pickup!

Toto'sDad

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My wife cornered me up after we dropped the pooches off at the groomers and said, I want to take some of your stuff to Goodwill. (I didn't even think about suggesting we could take some of HER stuff to Goodwill.) The offshoot of it was I took ten pairs of really decent blue jeans, eleven pairs of cargoes, three good serviceable coats, about two dozen shirts, and some other stuff down there and dropped it off. (I think she's getting a head start on cleaning out the closet when I'm finished.)

On the way home, I was going to stop and get some money out of the bank, only to find my card had expired! Oh well, while I was there filed out a new application, and have an appointment to make sure, and get some proof that my kids if I suddenly kickoff get what little money is in the bank, and not my old friend Gavin.

When we stopped to pick up the dogs, we discovered Alex's collar, and leash had been shipped off with another dog to HIS home! The lady is supposed to retrieve Alex's collar, just paid tags, and his ID badge and bring it to our house.

We went to the store, while we were coming back from the Goodwill, just as we went to check out, momma got on the phone. No problem, old TD will just do the checking out. WRONG! The machine didn't like my OTHER card either! After promising to be good, and eat my supper, the machine finally relented and accepted my card. I sacked everything up and was ready to go by the time Jabber-jaws, I mean momma got through yapping on the phone. These time saving devices are taking up ALL of my time.
 

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They call Goodwill the 'GW Boutique' around here. Supposedly you can make rare, valuable discoveries there, but I never did.
 

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I thought when I saw this thread title maybe you were going to say you dropped off an AVRI, a Peavey Bandit and a couple old Fender tube amps you weren't using. Just early Spring Cleaning you know.
 

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There’s a Salvation Army store, one town over that’s ceased operations, and was immediately taken over by one of the former employees/volunteers.

As a resale shop .

The look of the store outside with the exception of the Salvation Army store sign being taken down, was identical. The inside was cleaned up a little, but it wasn’t changed much.

So - people to this day continue to go down the alley and drop off crap to the store’s back door thinking they’re “donating“ when really it’s just free inventory for this dude to sell and make money on.

Kinda repugnant/brilliant all at once.

Now back to TD making his way in the world , and Momma directing the operation…
 

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They call Goodwill the 'GW Boutique' around here. Supposedly you can make rare, valuable discoveries there, but I never did.
I did once. On a rack outside was a perfect faded blue Levi shirt. Priced at $7. I love these shirts. Anyway went inside to pay and assistant said ; " did you get it off the rack? If so it's $3 "
Gee that shirt got a lot of good wear.
 

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Yeah Goodwill is the worst place if your intent is to help poor people. You're just making somebody rich. Having said that, they make it so easy, I drop crap off there all the time. I even picked up an active wear shirt to wear mountain biking. $5.99 like new. Score!
 

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My wife puts stuff in her vehicle to go to goodwill......it's there for months....lol
We have a blessing box in our small town. That stuff is free. We put canned veggies in there all the time.
 

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The flow of goods from thrift stores only goes one way at my house...I would donate just about everything but Mrs. Woods has other ideas.

Also, did you say you can get money from the bank? Learn something new every day! ;)
 

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Yeah Goodwill is the worst place if your intent is to help poor people. You're just making somebody rich. Having said that, they make it so easy, I drop crap off there all the time. I even picked up an active wear shirt to wear mountain biking. $5.99 like new. Score!
You can think that but I personally know people who have worked there. These people had disabilities and low self esteem.
Working at Goodwill gave them confidence and a sense of value. For the good it did them I gladly support.
 
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