I’ve been playing around with my doll house this week. I bought some things for it from the Dollar tree. First I went to the Goodwill on Wednesday afternoon; I had some “free” or should I say “Me” time and I headed out.
I was looking for ANYTHING that could be used in the doll house. I’m always looking for tiny objects now.
I think in the last hour that the Goodwill was opened that day—I probably touched everything in the store. I don’t usually shop there—I prefer the other area thrift-stores; but at this time of day, GW was all that was opened (thrift store wise). I found a little fence rail—but didn’t purchase it. Later, I thought maybe I should have. I could have made a porch rail with it. Oh well, live and learn.
On to Dollar Tree!
I was in there for about an HOUR! They’ve done some re-arranging. So I wanted to look at everything. You might remember when I first began Renovating the doll house, I purchased a table, some popsicle sticks, a pair of handy cutters all from the Dollar Tree.
This time—I was in there during a busy time and then once it thinned out… a funny thing happened. I was over in the ‘cook out’ section—you know paper plates, aluminum foil, covered dish section; I was looking for some toothpicks with little grooves cut in them. Instead I found something even better.
FORK-PICKS! I like the shape of them and think they’ll make great stair rails.
I posted a picture on Instagram…AND THEN… a voice, very calmly, came over the loud speaker saying
SECURITY, PLEASE SCAN ALL ISLES AT THIS TIME.
At first I paid it no mind…
until I noticed it was quiet. Hardly any shoppers, the store had been a-buzz with chatter among the employees—but now…just quiet.
Back to my Instagraming FORK-PICKS…
I continued messing with the Instagram app on my phone, looked up, and what did I see?
There was an employee watching me from behind a rotating eye-glass kiosk!
When I say ‘watching’ me… she was trying to be inconspicuous.
Then it hit me!
I SERIOUSLY. THINK. THEY. WERE WATCHING. ME!!!!
…and I think they thought I was shop lifting!
Anyway—I took what I had in my hand, continued on and gathered the rest of my items…and was heading to the register when I spotted THIS!!!
Stop the presses…
EHEM! SHOWER GEL in a slipper bathtub!
and the SCALE IS PERFECT!!!!
I went to the register and paid and told the cahier all about my doll house and how excited I was to find this bathtub.
Anyway—I didn’t mention the Security Scan, Paranoia, or shop-lifting OR NOT shoplifting, to the cashier.
I may have talked about Instagram, doll houses, and my grand-kids. a little bit.
I’m pretty sure that
They no longer think I’m a kleptomaniac.
They just think I’m a middle- aged LOON!
Who’s Coo-coo for coco-puffs!
By the way…I have something to tell you! We bought another house-- Hopefully, I’ll get it posted and up for you tomorrow. I’m more than thrilled about it too.