I made a quick detour into a thrift store today and found this spun-cotton Santa. I took it to the counter to buy. My timing was a bit off, as there was a couple in front of me buying a large amount of merchandise. In fact, their total came to more than $77. That was quite a feat, since most of what they were buying cost a quarter or so. The cashier was a very dear church lady volunteer. You cannot imagine how long this took.
I thought about leaving. At this particular thrift store it is necessary to remove every price tag and attach it to a sheet of paper for inventory control. This meant something like 280 price tags needed to be removed. Some of them were stick-on price tags that were difficult to remove. It was excruciating. I offered to help remove some of the price tags. It was that, or lose my mind.
Once home, however, I decided it was worth the frustration. If you go here and play the video, you will understand why I feel that way.
A spun cotton action figure. Worth every penny of the $1.08 I spent. And every minute I waited.