Every year I find myself wondering when I'll give into temptation, pick up a peice of junk, and take it home. I have at various times taken home perfectly good vacuum cleaners, and then taken them down the very next year to be picked up (of course they disappeared before the pickup day). I believe I spied one of those very same vacuum cleaners down the street - it probably still works. I see so many computer monitors that I no longer blink. I recall when Super VGA made my mouth water, and now it too is considered junk. Our neighbor threw out a nearly complete computer peripheral set, printer, mouse, and monitor. I was informed that the inkjet printer doesn't print photo quality, which is why they were tossing it out - but it still worked perfectly well for printing text documents - sorry it's already gone.
Last year we picked up some very nice shelves made of varnished pine. They are well constructed, and it is in use today. So many television sets are out in front of houses this year that I can't help but wonder if Santa didn't bring thin screen sets to those lucky folk now in need of a little space.
We live in the land of plenty here in Jerome. While none of us here are well to do, we have so much junk we trade it among ourselves, and arrange for the Village to take it off of our hands. I often wonder what an immigrant from a poor nation would feel if he walked down our Village's streets during these weeks?
These crazy Americans!
For those living in the Village time is running out - see the schedule I lifted from Jerome's official website below!
Jerome Bulletin Online