Do We Really Know What We Look Like?

I love estate sales. A few years ago, estate sales were a weekly part of my life. My sister and I would attend them looking for great items to sell on ebay or to find vintage linens to use in our sewing. We found wonderful treasures and loved witnessing the history there on display.

Estate sales can be so different. Some are a family selling most of their loved one's worldly possessions. This often meant great deals as the family tried to clean house. At other sales, a professional company was hired to come in and the whole thing was organized. Good deals are harder to find at these sales because the professionals know the value of the things they're selling.

I was at one of the professional and organized estate sales. The large dining room/living room combination had been cleared of all furniture and was filled with rows of long tables full of someone's earthly treasures. I was rummaging through a table filled with embroidered pillowcases when an older woman walked by the table.

"Excuse me," she said. There was no one around, so I thought she must be talking to me. I looked up to see her stepping aside to walk past a woman coming toward her. The woman coming toward her moved the same direction as she did. She side-stepped the other way at the exact same time as the woman facing her.

"I said excuse me." She sounded annoyed as she again tried to step to around the woman. The other woman stepped with her. It was an awkward dance. Finally, the woman got angry.

"Oh my h---, just let me past you," she said and stepped to the side and then forward with purpose, only to find herself...

walking right into herself.

The entire wall was covered by a mirror. She was trying to walk through the wall and around herself!

When she hit the wall, she stopped and looked into her own eyes.

"Oh, it's you," she said and turned abruptly and left.

It was a long time before I was able to stop laughing.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Karey that made me laugh right out loud. I so can see myself doing that. Isn't it funny how we focus on so many different things that we don't see ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

Oh, I am still laughing! I especially loved the "Oh, it's you"... love it!

Torrie said...

Man, that was so funny I had to share it with Matt. Thanks for a fun little story to make an already-great day even greater!!

mudderandfodder said...

I actually had a good "belly laugh" over this one! I remember you telling me about this experience years ago. It reminded me of a time when I walked into a door that i thought was open because the window was spotless. We were on a trip and visiting at a church on Sunday where no one knew us. After I was sure I had not broken my nose and i managed to get my glasses back on straight, I hurried and looked around to make sure no one saw me. Then I went out into the motor home to wipe my watery eyes and nurse my pride! LMH

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cucciolo25 said...

I remember you telling me this story. Sad. She was so confused. I bet she felt so dumb.

Edonna said...

Oh, it's you.
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This just keeps getting funnier and funnier. I may giggle all day.

snarchibald said...

I guess she stopped just short of calling herself a name. Haha. This made me laugh. Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.

Sara said...

Great story Karey! I do that dance all the time with people and say, "doe - see - doe“ and smile!

GMHigg said...

how is this even possible? that is unbelievable! WHAT! are you serious? love, mark

Lolawid said...

No way!! That is soooo funny! Thanks for sharing.

Tawnie said...

Who actually gets to witness something like that? Why have I never heard this story? What in the world?!!!! Love it. I can't stop laughing.