Entries Tagged as 'sale'

Handwritten Signs

August 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments

GDamn Satan To Hell
On the CTA Blue Line, Chicago

Stuff For Sale
Stuff For Sale on Division St., East Ukrainian Village, Chicago

Some signs I saw over the weekend.

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J. Crew Warehouse Sale

June 4th, 2002 · 9 Comments

-If there’s not enough chaos in your life;
-If you want to get your hand slapped for reaching for something at the same time as someone else;
-If you enjoy stripping in front of thousands of people (and not getting paid for it);
-If you like waiting on a long line, amusement-park style:

Subject Yourself to the J.Crew Warehouse Sale.

It sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, and it is, but the saving are astronomical. 50 – 80% off everything. I purchased 6 items and saved $181.60.

On the subway ride home I observed a passenger – a middle-aged, upper-middle class, blonde woman – sit down on the subway bench. After 2 stops, she slowly and carefully pulled a brochure out of her bag and began reading it. From across the aisle I read its title: “Chemotherapy: A Patient’s Guide”. Suddenly, the sale and all of the deals I scored meant nothing and the bag I was carrying felt like 1,000 pounds of junk. I knew this feeling would wear off, but for a few minutes I felt like a horrible person for relishing in such material satisfaction.

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Our Lives For Sale

September 1st, 2001 · 2 Comments

I am completely sunburned and exhausted!!! My friends and I had a sale today. We sold a ton of stuff at Nanci’s house in Hillcrest.

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