Treasure Box Wednesday: Treasured Humor


I had kinda of an amusing incident at the Goodwill the other day, and I wanted to remember to share it with you folks.

I had taken my lunchbreak at a local Goodwill branch and found a couple of goodies to my joy, one of which was a CD with some tunes I'd wanted to add to the 80s mix on my iPod.

The sign above them read that the CDs were kept in the back, to prevent theft. Totally understandable. More thrifts are keeping the discs safe in folders at the registers, so items don't just "walk away." I've gotten a lot of decent CDs this way.

So I continued shopping and then took my purchases up to one of the store's two registers just like any old time.

First, the cashier and I commiserated on the choice of music, she sharing a fondness for 80s tunes, and having owned the album herself in her youth. All perfectly normal...

And then she grabbed the store PA microphone:

"Cyndi Lauper-- She's So Unusual. That's Cyndi Lauper-- She's So Unusual, could someone please bring that CD to the front register, please? Cyndi Lauper..." 

Her words echoed throughout the entire store like the voice of a very efficient, very music-savvy deity.

The woman behind me in line looked as startled as I was and we both broke out laughing. 

It's a really good thing I'm not shy about sharing my music tastes, though I have to say, I can think of very few albums I'd really want to have announced over the loud speakers to the Wide World of my fellow shopping Goodwillers.

I imagine they did this because they have two registers and wanted the disks in neutral territory, for easy access from both, but I think there has to be a slightly better way.

Anyway, I hope all of you fine readers celebrating the Christmas holiday find yourself merrily in tune with the season. Thank you all for making it such a great year here at The Thrift Shop Romantic.

8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty Funny but like you said at least it was a good CD you were buying.

Jenn Thorson said...

Linda- Given "good" can be so subjective, I imagine someone'll get a laugh (or become horrified) no matter what ya buy. :)

lvroftiques said...

Too funny! Sounds like something that would happen to me. But it WAS good stuff to someone my age!*winks* Vanna

Jackie said...

That's really funny, Jenn. I could imagine this being particularly hilarious with some of my musical choices. I found a CD with performances from Wilford Brimley at a Goodwill once. I was buying it as a gag gift for someone, but would recoil in embarassment if that was announced in a store full of people!

Miss Toni said...

This was a great story. So glad you shared!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Tiffany said...

I do love Cyndi Lauper! That is a funny story! Gotta love the ol' Goodwill PA system.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Hilarious! Love your taste in music. :)

Lois said...

That was funny Jenn!
I can imangine the looks and thoughts of the shoppers in the store.
Yes, they should find a better way of protecting the CD's. Cause you just never know what somebody might ask for.
LOL!
Jenn, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
All the best in 2011!
Lois