Goodwill is good for the soul.

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A girlfriend and I hit Goodwill the other day and if nothing else, it’s a great place to pick up cheap books.

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16 books for $21? A little slice of heaven right there.

Of course, even thrift store shopping isn’t immune to politics these days…

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And while I didn’t buy that tee shirt, I did buy this one. Because, honestly…. I had to.

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I shall wear it and point at myself the next time my husband disagrees with me. That should go over well.

My girlfriend was in the mood for Cracker Barrel so that’s where we headed for lunch. The restaurant was almost empty but the hostess told us there would still be a 20-25 minute wait to be seated due to short staffing. (I’m seriously tired of waiting for meals… have all the pre Covid waiters and waitresses been abducted by aliens and given the anal probe? If not… please go back to work. River be hungry. )

Since it was raining we chose to wander the store instead of sitting outside on the rocking chairs, and that’s where I saw this:

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For which I have no logical explanation.

But perhaps the biggest surprise of the day?

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Alcohol… at Cracker Barrel!

When did that happen? Granted it’s not a favorite restaurant of mine and I probably haven’t stepped foot in one since my mother passed but it seems like I would have noticed such a momentous event.

Since their beer was dishwater I opted for a mimosa, which was close to dishwater only fizzy… but yes, it was alcohol!

At Cracker Barrel!

The world really has gone mad.

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27 thoughts on “Goodwill is good for the soul.”

  1. You got a hellava deal with that stack of books! I would have bought the shirt, I’d love to wear it to go shopping and see what kind of reactions I’d get, lol. Cracker Barrel has had alcohol (well here anyway) since they reopened after COVID hit. I’m thinking to entice people back into the restaurant, who knows.

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  2. I keep hearing that they’re going to end the COVID unemployment payments, but it sure doesn’t seem like it with all the places looking for employees. Everybody has hiring signs up around here. Half of them are offering bonuses, too. And not just restaurants. It’s crazy.

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  3. I don’t think I have ever been in a Cracker Barrel (guess I should add restaurant before you say something) and alcohol or not I don’t think I am missing anything!!
    So far no waiting to be seated here in restaurants!!

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  4. I have those cat tongue pkg ties. I don’t use them… there were added to my collection of cat themed weird things.

    My local thrift stores don’t sell books. I have no idea what they do with them.

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  5. I thought since the FREE MONEY was cut off recently that more people would be going back to work. Must check on the Alien Probe theory.

    I posted about Goodwill today too; I rarely shop there, but it is a good resource for many items like your books.

    The beer AND wine there look like Dishwater to me too.

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    1. I have no explanation for where all the service industry and retail workers have gone. Restaurants were closed here for maybe 3 months last year. Not nearly long enough for them all to disappear.
      I have a girlfriend who’s a Goodwill junkie. Every shopping trip gets there eventually.
      And yes, while technically Cracker Barrel has alcohol… it’s certainly not good alcohol.

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