Thrift confession

I visited the thrift store today with hopes of snagging an oval roasting pan, and of course some workout apparel. Thrift stores are rarely mentioned amid Covid-19 as far as social distancing for whatever known reason. That was one thing I was concerned about prior to visiting because like a grocery store, thrift stores can get pretty congested, too. One thing I noticed was the many cart pushers inside which can be beneficial to giving yourself space between others when individuals do not abide by the social distancing signs or markings. Social distancing is encouraged, but not enforced. It seems like one of those things where it is put into the customers hands to follow by the sake of their own health. I think many people forget social distancing unless being reminded verbally because it is not normal. I do like the stores that verbally announce it.

I managed to keep away from the bunched up areas inside the thrift store which was not because of having to social distance, but because of my own well being. I can feel claustrophobic at times when clustered between more than two people for minutes. 

Social distancing was terrible at the thrift store and they had no markings on the floor to guide shoppers to do so, and it was not verbally mentioned. My goal was to spend no more than $10 because thrift stores can have some pretty amazing things inside. If I failed to look through a section, I let it be because why pick through something with the possibility of finding something worth purchasing, then having to turn around and weed out what I already found just to keep it under $10.

I did not find an oval roasting pan, but best believe I will keep searching. I ended up purchasing a pair of American Eagle jeans, Old Navy capri tights, and a Northwestern Wildcats microplush blanket, spending only $7.Northwestern Wildcats microplush blanketOld Navy capri tights

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!


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    • Not a bad school. I would have considered if they were military friendly. I am lucky to have my associates from one of the top military friendly schools in chicago, let alone Illinois. Its pretty unsat that we don’t have many. Illinois State, and Loyola are the only top Universities.

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