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17 Nov 2006

Follow Me for Great Bargains.

Written by sally @ 4:02 pm — Section: Uncategorized

Coming back from lunch today the car in front of me had an awesome old-timey bicycle complete with basket and bell strapped to the trunk with a For Sale sign on it. It was $100. I’ve never seen for-sale bike strapped to a car before, and as I changed lanes and glanced over at the car again, I noticed that this man had plenty of other things for sale, all presumably stuffed into his car. He had a big sign in the back seat side window advertising the following:

— one mens suit, cuffed, $75
— one tire with less than 50 miles on it, $40
— one acoustic guitar with new strings, $60

There were other, smaller notes stuck up on the window as well, but the light changed, and then he turned right and I went straight.

I don’t really want to know why he’s selling his possessions out of his car, but I do want to know if he drives around all day hoping for a buyer, and if he unties the bicycle every night to avoid theft, and why he thinks anyone would want to purchase a used suit (for such a high price!) out of someone’s back seat.

2 Responses to “Follow Me for Great Bargains.”

  1. larry ferrari said:

    Maybe the suit was a floor model, and he has a sewing machine in his glove box for custom tailoring on the side of the road. Now that’s service. Move over Tom James (http://www.tomjamesco.com), there is some new blood in town, and he sells bikes and tires too. He sounds just like a virtual Sam’s Club on wheels. AWESOME.

  2. mix said:

    Did his license plate say “MYPUDIN”? Just curious.