Monday, August 25, 2008

Hot Dogs, Anyone?

Our yard sale this past weekend went really well! I was slightly disturbed when I opened the garage door Friday morning at 715 to finish putting things out and there were 5 people milling around in my driveway, and money left on the table for stuff that was already gone! (The yard sale was supposed to start at 9!) Friday we were really busy with constant customers. I had made cookies the night before and sold all of them, so that was exciting too! Friday night I thought I'd be smart and make a double batch of cookies, knowing that they would sell too!

Then Saturday came....Saturday was a strange day. Jon had planned to make hot dogs and sell them, because he had heard from a friend that they always make more $$ selling hot dogs then the junk from their house! Around 10 am, a guy came and, without looking at anything else, wanted to know if we had started the hot dogs yet (I had put this in the Craigslist ad)....we hadn't but Jon threw one on the grill quick. The guy said "I'm starving...just slap it on the bun cold!" So we did and asked him if he would like ketchup or mustard. His response was, "I don't need that crap!" He left as quick as he came.....just for the hot dog!

The ironic part....that hot dog was one of the 3 that we sold! We ended up eating more than we sold. And, about the cookies....not a single one sold!! We did end up doing very well overall and sold a lot of our stuff. The rest, we boxed up for the next yard sale in a year or so!

4 comments:

KK said...

Wow...sounds like an interesting day...lol! Glad you did well!

karla said...

that's so weird! i can't get over the weirdness of a guy coming to a garage sale for a cold hot dog b/c he's so hungry. does he know mcdonald's has a $1 menu? i'm glad it went well in spite of all the impatient people!

rachel said...

That is so completely random...huh. Maybe he was a few buns short of a pack...
Wish my yard sales went as well as yours do! :)

Mignon said...

Thanks for writing this.