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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Goodwill, Landfill.

It's been awhile. I've been struck with tragedy on 3 occasions this past week. Remember my beautiful Thirst Aid glasses I had picked up from Goodwill awhile back!? Well guess who's heart was pounding out of control when he spotted 2 low stemmed Thirst Aid martini glasses? I scooped them up at 99cents each. One is pictured below. The other one doesn't have such a fabulous fate. I went out to this little cafe in Leslieville (service was horrible, btw. I didn't want to tip, but knowing the wife.. he had too) with the wife & my friend after thrifting & The Bulk Barn. My friend & I had been thrifting & went home to pick up the wife to join us at the cafe. I run upstairs with my stuff, was taking out my purchases & only had time to take out one glass (we were in a rush) & leave the other one still wrapped in paper in the plastic bag on the counter. Coming home from the cafe my boyfriend goes on a cleaning streak (which is RARE). I will admit the place is a mess, but you don't clean while company is over, you clean before they come over. We argue all the time about him moving my things & he has thrown stuff out before that I didn't want tossed, so he had previously vowed never to throw anything away.

Well, he asks me later, "how many glasses did you get?" I say, "2". An hour later I get up to unpack the glass & lo & behold the bag is gone. He threw my glass down the garbage chute! I was furious. I felt like a mad woman. I told him to get out of the house & never come back (crazy). He went downstairs & went on the Macs in the lobby & looked for the glasses online after trying to let security let him into the garbage room to get the glass... sadly, I only have the one, but I have come to terms with it. I will get another low stemmed martini glass that looks exactly the same, without the Thirst Aid logo & put it behind the other one. Glasses have to be in an even # for me.. it's disturbing if they aren't. Sets of two, four, six.. etc.

Does anybody know where they might sell these exact low stemmed martini glasses?

Another destroyed object is my Rainbow Brite picture frame. Ms. Hands (the cat) knocked it down & it cracked the stand, I was able to tape it back together, but it's just not the same. Never will be. My bird figurine I posted about previously now has a chipped wing. How it happened the world may never know.. New Kids On The Block pillow is ruined too (damn cats). But seriously, who throws away a glass?


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