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Yard Sale

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Yard Sale

Another holiday has come to pass and I am no prouder to be an American than when it started.

What are these holidays for I ask myself?

Are they designed for the little man to feel like he’s getting a break from the monotony of 
a humdrum workday.  Rest him up and throw him back to the dogs or is it about big money.  Seems everyone is having a sale or going out of business sale.  These furniture stores go out of business more that a nickel bag crack seller on a Wednesday night on the Jersey Shore.  Can you imagine working for one for these slime ball opertions?  One day you got a job, the next day who knows.  How does that conversation go?  
“Hey listen Margaret, we are having another sale.”
“Oh no not another sale, is this a going out of business or and everything must go sale?
I haven’t seen my daughter in 5 years since that last everything must go sale.  She wasn’t even suppose to be here for the love of Pete.”
“No, no nothing like that we are going out of business but will open again Monday.  That thing with your daughter, well those Chinese’s people made us and offer we just couldn’t refuse, you understand.”
My other favorite is the 5 years no interest financing on everything in the store.  They know you aren’t going to pay and that one day you’ll get hit up for 36% interest.  

And for Christ Sakes where do they get the “actors” for these TV ads?  Are they washed up porn stars that couldn’t make the grade or just some fat cats concubine that thinks she’s in the movies now?   Look Elsie I am on TV…does that belt make me look fat?  It ain’t the belt honey.
So goes another Labor Day/Memorial Day/Fourth of July/Presidents Day/ Martin Luther King Day/….it really cheapens America and what we stand for, and I for one am ready to end this downward slide into the bowels of America and say we combine them all into one big week, yeah Garage Sale Week.  Now that’s an American tradition that has stood the test of time!

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:29:00 PM
    I definitely agree! Very funny one! Love how this was all structured. Spot on, for sure. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 2:06:00 PM
    i am laughing because of all the holidays listed, aside from july 4, land on a monday. and all holidays listed, aside from labor day, also bring cause to hoist the American flag. yet i saw the flag in front yards all weekend... do you see it? and do people even know...? lovely sentiments. i am with you. ~lori

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/4/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We live in a world of zombie. they go through the motions. watch out for the ones with yellow ties and blues diamonds. they are the leaders. It is a very scary world out there. that is why we must write poetry. they can't break the code.....sssshhh hush now.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Lol Kilmer this,, is so true. Honestly, these Holidays are so out of control, the scams going out of business are another way of getting people's money... Enjoyed this poem, very much:) I like how you put it into written words, creative..thanks4sharing:) ~<3 CHERIE .

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/3/2013 2:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah it was meant to be fun. I get a kick out of these yo yo's. They are one step below used car sales man! I mean really, how dumb do they think we are? Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:58:00 PM
    WOW... you nailed it. I had to smile at some of it but it sure is the cold hard truth. Dayyyumm... you outdid yourself on the this one (well, you always do) ... :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You know your good. You just have other things to do. I just can't stand anticipation. Patience is not my strong point. Don't tell me you baked a cake and forgot to bring it. I would rather not know about it! :) ~Kilmer
    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You just made me laugh out loud. I see you won't be getting into any annoying little habits of keeping me waiting. I can hardly keep up :)
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha, I was so upset at having to wait so long I had to do something! JK. Thanks for the compliment. ~Kilmer