Saturday, August 31, 2013

Too Much Info

I think I've mentioned it before but for those of you that aren't aware I am an office manager at a pest control company. I hate bugs. A lot. Luckily we don't have any in the office. And if any guy brings one in I make sure the office is treated that very night. Don't want anything alive that shouldn't be.

Last weekend I was working, lucky me. I only have to do it once every 8 weeks. It's over time so I don't mind too much. But last weekend I really wish I wouldn't have. See I have this fear of bed bugs. We have had lots of training on them and they seem to be everywhere. They make my skin crawl just thinking about them. I know how difficult and expensive they can be to get rid of and I've heard some really bad horror stories. I think I've actually had nightmares about them. And I have also been warned continuously by more then one fellow employ to watch out. See people that have bedbugs often try to give rid of their infested items either through garage sales or thrift stores. They think it's a quick and easy fix. And guess where I get most of my merchandise to sell. Yep, garage sales and thrift stores.

Well last weekend I got an I told you so from a fellow employee. We received a call from someone thinking they might have bed bugs. I sent my tech out to do an inspection. Turned out she did have some. And the item that was infested was bought at ... A local thrift store. I can't say which one but it is one that I frequent. So now I'm staying as far away from thrift stores as I can. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

People Will Buy Anything

I have a chubby baby. I admit it. But I refer to her as slightly not skinny (that only works with babies not adults). She eats a lot. Her doctor told me she would eat more because of the drug exposure and she sure does. Might be why she won't crawl.

Most of my recycling every week comes from her baby food containers. As I was throwing another away this morning I thought to myself "there must be something I can do with these". I have admitted in the past that I have no creative bones in my body. So I turned to Pinterest.  I was shocked at how much you can do with them. But then I thought "I wonder if people would buy these?" Turns out they  would buy them both the glass and plastic containers.

Hmm wonder what else people buy.

Branches: willowbirchTumbleweed. Empty wine bottles (any lushes out there?). Empty tequila bottles (this is more up my alley). Hotel shampoo bottles (if you travel for business might be worth saving).

If you ever get bored look up random things on eBay. You would be amazed what people will buy.

The really weird stuff are the fetish items. Used socks. Pictures of feet. I think I will stick to normal clothing and toys.