Thursday, 23 October 2008

i stole 3 of these

so I'm a thief and i don't care, ill give you a quick version of events..i was at the local twice a week junk market ..a junk market that literally is junk that most folk would screw their nose up at and run a mile..but not me , coz under all the grime can be found some treasures and these old magazines from the 50s were just there begging to be rescued from the horror of this place..they were/are battered and torn and scuffed and were damp from the rain, but the illustrations were/are just incredible.

so i ask the ugly smelly lady how much for them , thinking she will say 50p each, when she calmly says "erm, £2.00 each.....i nearly choke,2 quid for magazines that she does not even care about, 2 quid for something that she is likely to line her cats litter tray with at the end of the day...2 bloody quid,..so i walk away disgusted, but also gutted, you see there was no way i was paying 2 quid for 1, never mind 2 quid each for the 4 i wanted...so i cant stop thinking about them and start to hatch an evil but cunning plan to steal/liberate them.

i tell my David and he is horrified at my intentions, but i go for it and calmly walk back over and pretend to rummage amongst the many piles of junk stacked on this table, and selecting the covers i want...you see it was only the covers i really wanted, ..and i discreetly detach the covers from their rusty staples...1...2...3 covers detached, and i wrap them around 1 full complete magazine and walk up to her as if I'm only holding 1, give here the money and the cheeky cow has the nerve to say..didn't i say £3.00 , i say NO, give her the cash and walk away feeling half guilty but mainly half happy that these beauties were now mine.

don't feel sorry for her, you have to see this place to understand its not like some antiques market..its junk that antique markets would never sell...and just look at them happily now hanging upon my hallway wall....my favorite one is the one of the 2 men doing DIY... even in the 1950s I'm sure they never got that it looks like two men setting up home together..just like me and my david. so im a not a theif, im a liberator of lovely things...

6 comments:

Kayce said...

I vote liberator - what a great find!

Jen said...

Of course she up'd the price! NO WAY! You were the smart one (dishonest, but smart). :0P
-10oneworld

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Nope! You are a thief! It was interesting to heard what thieves think before they steal though. Enjoy your booty!

Camilla said...

You naughty naughty man- you could've at least stolen the insides as well- I collect those bits!

the projectivist said...

oh you evil, evil man!
(but how lovely are those covers?)

you need to frame 'em though or they're going to go all crinkly.

Sarah said...

Fantastic-I found it! You did the right thing I think-and they look great in your hall. I can't wait to go to this market!