there is a limit to how long I’m willing to wait in line
July 30, 2011
I got an email from the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza about an estate sale with lots of beads – Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
So I went early and… yeah – the line stretched down the block.
Well that’s what I discovered after I left the house because I approached from the side street and didn’t realize there was a line out front. I walked in from the side entrance and no one said anything. It was packed with people… and really I didn’t see the point.
The deals weren’t going to be worth the time and pushing to see the tiny little things piled high on tables was just too much of a hassle. Cost / Benefit ratios being what they are.
I thought about getting an old bamboo parasol but I didn’t want to pay $8. I offered $5 but the lady said that they sell for $40 at the flea market. Yeah – fine. Someone else can buy it.
That was that… I left thought the back again and rounded the corner to see the long line.
I hope they all think their time was worth the effort.
Part of me thinks that I would have waited in line just to know but another part of me knows I would have been pissed off with the lost time.
Next time I one of these emails I’m going to give it a pass and wait for the bead expo.