I'm on the look-out for a tall (at least 8 feet) silk tree for one corner of our great room. Thinking that there might be a chance Liquidation World would have exactly what I was looking for at a bargain-basement price, I stopped by for a quick visit. Since there were no parking spots along the street, I parked in an almost vacant parking lot across the street (formerly the Safeway parking lot). I made a quick circle through the store, and found nothing remotely close to what I was looking for. However, I found some wonderful pitchers at $2.79 each.
The butter yellow one was just what I needed...but why not take an ivory one too, at that price? I ran back to the car, with my 'steal' in a bag. But wait...what was that under my wiper blade?
A parking ticket? I can't believe it! Since when have we had pay parking lots in our sleepy town? And who exactly would pay to park there? Well, I guess I will this one time...but never again!
Let's see...my pitchers now cost $12.79 each. Not such a steal anymore!