Monday, March 31, 2008
Day 191 - Poll Results & New Poll
Last week, I asked you how much would you pay for preschool. The results show that six of you would pay at least $1000/kid and three of you would pay at least $500/kid. So to those of you who voted, please write your checks of either $1000 or $500 to Edamames In A Pod P.O. Box 8008 Suckerville, USA. Sadly, I feel like the average price for preschool here in Los Angeles is closer to the $1000 sticker price. I wonder if I can pass off Andrew and Emma as Siamese twins and pay for just one of them.
This past weekend, Lisa participated in a baby consignment sale. It's basically a place where a bunch of people sell their used baby goods and a bunch of crazy mothers come to shop over a weekend willing to maim another mother over a $2 quilt while emasculated fathers sit in their coffee-stained SUVs waiting for the call to help their wife cram garbage bags full of purchased goods into the car for an unpleasant ride home. Yup. It's a great time...
Over the past month, we've had this corner of this bedroom piled with items that Lisa was going to sell at the consignment sale. The preparation for this sale was insane. It's great for the buyer because everything is very organized and items for sale are generally very clean. But for the seller, it's very time intensive. For instance, let's say you're going to sell a baby outfit. Here's what you had to do to sell the outfit: 1) Must be clean. 2) Must be stain-free. 3) Must be hung on a wire hanger. 4) Minimum price is $2. 5) Must be in-season clothing. 6) Product tag must be in the upper right hand corner of the clothing. 7) Must use online program to print out your price tags. 8) Must print price tags on paper that is 67 lbs or heavier. 9) Must hang clothing so the hook is facing towards the left. 10) Must sort clothing by size and gender. 11) Must not slap the anal-retentive organizer for making things so damn difficult.
So now that the consignment sale finished yesterday, I ask you how much money do you think Lisa made? And just to make your guess a little more educated, she put up for sale about 120 items and probably 75% of that was baby clothing.