Today I needed to go shopping for music to play during my upcoming 3-day drive to Chicago. I intended to purchase three $5-bin CD’s at Wal-Mart, but then I thought of stopping at Goodwill, the thrift store.
Music CD’s were only $1.99 each! So I went kinda crazy and replaced a number of CD’s that Driftwood stole from me. (Even though I had owned all of it before we got married, my narcissist ex-husband, Driftwood, stole my music collection ~replacement cost $3000-$5000 USD~ because it was an asset.) It’s funny that my treasured selections were someone else’s crap music that they donated to Goodwill !
Looks like it’s going to be a Madonna trip…
At this point, I would like to say that Goodwill Industries is a charity that gives jobs to the poorest of the poor. I saw first hand how they take workers from the homeless shelters, pay them minimum wage, and teach them the most basic job skills like: showing up to work on time, using a time clock, going on break only when you are told, stocking shelves, setting up merchandise, running a cash register, and learning Customer Service skills. They also make it easy to donate and file for the income tax deduction. Goodwill is a class act.
The store was gorgeous, clothes separated by color. (You know how I like that.)
I bought an outfit (skirt and top) for $8 plus a black patent leather handbag for $6. You can’t beat that deal. $69 later, I was carrying my finds to the car. I would like to go there with $200 cash and build myself an entire wardrobe, but I intend to be a size 12 soon. No sense spending money on clothes now.
I would like to reminisce that for the brief moment I was living in the homeless shelter, all of the charities attempted to make us feel like worthwhile human beings by giving us clothing vouchers for the thrift stores. I got 4 vouchers in one month and had a grand time choosing beautiful outfits and jewelry for myself. Also, homeless people need more clothes because pest control destroys them more frequently. Being able to go shopping made me feel good and, for sure, boosted my self-esteem. It was the silver lining in a dark cloud.
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