I started writing this LAST Monday, but then I got distracted and, um... well, I kind of forgot about it. Whoops.
You all know how much I love me some Goodwill shopping. I find cool stuff, I'm participating in a form of reusing/recycling, and I save money. It's like a treasure hunt. I never know what I'm going to find!
Well, last Saturday I came across an Emile Henry Butter Pot. Initially I picked it up because it was a beautiful shade of green. I thought it was just a lidded ceramic bowl. Closer inspection yielded the brand stamp on the bottom, the butter "bell" inside, and a finish free from chips and cracks.
Also, it was marked $2.99 AND it was 50% off Saturday.
Should have been a no-brainer, right?
WRONG. I. Put. It. Back.
Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb!
I know it was a mere $1.50. I know it was Emile Henry, which if you know, tends to be pretty pricey. I know it was one of my absolute favorite colors, a bright apple green. But, here's what I was thinking:
"Do I really want to leave a dairy product out on the counter?"
I know it's perfectly safe. I know this is what people used to do in the olden days. I know that the butter bell/pot type holder works even better than just keeping it in a plain butter dish. However, believe it or not, I'm VERY picky about what I buy at the Goodwill. I won't buy something just because it's cool, or cheap, or a name brand. I put a lot of thought into most things. I want to be sure it's something I am going to use and love. I don't like a lot of random clutter and I don't like to waste money. Sure, it's just a few dollars here and there, but it adds up over time.
So I left it.
Well, of course I thought about that stupid thing ALL DAY on Sunday. Finally that night I decided I'd go back the next day and see if it was still there. I mean, I know the Rule of Goodwill - If you want it, BUY IT, because odds are it will be gone tomorrow!
So I went back. I crossed my fingers and prayed it would still be on that shelf. I walked in, went straight to where I had seen it before, and -
NOTHING. IT WAS NOT THERE.
I was so disappointed! I told myself I knew the odds were that it would be gone, but still, it was a bummer. I figured that while I was there I may as well see if there was anything else I wanted, so I turned to the other shelf behind me and -
THE GOODWILL MIRACLE!!!
Someone had moved it to a different shelf! I was so excited, I grabbed that thing, hugged it to my chest, and made a beeline for the registers (after making sure there was no Pyrex on the shelves. I'm not crazy!). I got home and triumphantly showed it to my husband, holding it up like a trophy. Do you know what he said?
"Oh, I was wondering why you didn't just get that in the first place. I like soft butter on my bread."
SMH. He could have spoken up!
And yes, I realize I am super excited about a butter dish. I am officially old.
Labels: husband, shopping