Comment of the Day: Tough Day at the Antique Show

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

Yesterday we pointed out the five coolest things we saw at the weekend's antique show.

It brought out a hatah, as such things tend to do.

Mad Mac wrote:

Really, these were the only 'cool things' at this graveyard. My Mrs and I attended this turkey for the first time. A vendor I spoke with said HADA schedules this thing during rodeo/Mardi Gras every year and he wasn't likely to drive this far south again due to declining crowds/profits. It was deads-ville at 14:00.

For everyone of the pieces in this story, there were 3 dozen pieces of over priced 18th/19th century brick-a-brak. Don't know what offended my sensibilities more, the race pieces, (tagged darkie, mammie, or coon) or the 'authentic' vampire-werewolf-killing kit at a jury-paneled-antique event. I thought it was a joke, too, until the vendor told me he couldn't take a dime less than $16,000. It was ticketed for $19,500.

My Mrs was inspecting a linen napkin and the sales slug took it out of her hand, folded it and sat it down. All under a sign that read, 'Come in, touch, and experience.' Instead, we let them keep their $35 hanky. In fact the only sale I witnessed was the $3 Coke I bought my Mrs. While I would say I wouldn't go back, I can't imagine they'll be around much longer anyway.

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