know of any still-open thrift stores due to this pandemic? took a walk with my father around last week ago — two meters apart from one another, of course — and stopped at the Goodwill to which he, my stepmother, and step-grandmother were planning to donate some things, but it was temporarily closed (you could still see the merchandise through the closed windowed doors)
Wow, she must have a one heck of a Honey-Do list for him to do.
For a shirt that important the donation Should only happen after it falls off of his back ;-)
What are the odds of finding an item that you already donated to the Goodwill? Astronomical, I say.
It would be more the plugger husband buying the shirt than the wife.
a male plugger never should have a shirt donated….. he just wears it till it rips a bit and then he uses it as one of his favorite shop rags!!
The old shirts made back then lasted years. Now they make them to last only 3 or 4 washings
If she donated it, there was apparently a lot of wear left in it.
My wife and I do volunteer work at a Thrift Store. Had a guy come in one day inquiring about some bags of clothes his wife donated with descriptions of the contents. We had them. Turns out wife cleaned his closet without consulting him and these were his comfortable – broken clothes and not ready to be given up. We gave them back to him. Wife came in several days later and madder than a wet hen; you can guess what she had to say.
I had a pair of dress (Wingtips) shoes sitting around for a couple of years, so I donated them to Goodwill. Over a year later, I landed a job that required dress shoes……… You got it; I repurchased my shoes back I donated!
Not me he has too many shirts. I give it to a place he won’t find it, if I am lucky. He is horrible about getting rid of thing, not me I get rid of stuff all the time!
I don’t have that problem. My husband wears those go-to shirts until they have holes everywhere then HE dumps them in the trash. We rarely have anything of his good enough to donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Most of the things I take to GoodWill are fairly new - our ‘old’ things are made of more durable cloth-I’m talking about t-shirts that were purchased in the 90s and dress clothes that date back to the 80s (and are now back in style). The things we buy now either shrink a lot (I’m talking a change in waist of over an inch after one washing) or the material is so flimsy it starts falling apart after a couple of washings.
On another site the shirt was blue.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021