Face Palm Friday 9/21


So… it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Face Palm post, but I had to share this with you.  I still feel like an idiot, three weeks later, lol.

Recently I had to run into town to do a few errands. I wasn’t in a hurry so I was side tracked by all the Yard Sale signs. At one intersection there were several different signs all pointing in the same direction, so I turned into the neighborhood and started looking for them. I saw a huge one, stopped and started to browse. Goldmine! I love stumbling on those really good ones where the people have quality junk! There was a lot of furniture, and tub after tub of really nice clothes and knick- knacks. Most of the stuff was arranged on the driveway, and a little on the grass, along with a lawn chair by a box – their pay table I guessed. No one was there for the moment. So I started a little pile of treasures, including a fantastic jewelry box and some other odds and ends.  So that’s your mental picture, me with my head down,  taking stuff out of tubs and boxes, and often, putting something in my ” to buy” pile off to the side in the yard area.

Suddenly, this woman comes rushing out the front door, the  air turning blue as she is yelling at me- “What the %^#@ are you doing?” and about 10 variations of the same thing. I’m standing there, mouth agape, my arms full of jackets, and a quilt, and this women is just going off!

Soooooo….it turns out that these people were NOT having a yard sale. Her hub and son were cleaning out their garage, and had gone for lunch, when this woman looks out her window and sees yours truly going through all their stuff! It took a little while for her to calm down, as I explained ” I thought I was shopping!”  all the while I am putting my “finds” back in tubs, re-folding the clothing…she just watched… and I was 50 shades of red! 

I found the nerve to ask ” Do you want to sell the jewelry box?”  “NO!!!!!”

I walked back to my car, face-palming the whole way!

I wear a disguise now….


  1. I needed this post today! Thanks for the chuckle and the adorable pug pics!

  2. Hahaha! Like you, I love yard sales! This is always my worst fear when I pull up to a yard sale and there is no one to be seen! I wonder what the deal with all the yard sale signs was….prank?


  3. Hahaha, that is too funny. I have to say if I were them, I certainly wouldn’t have left my stuff outside with other yard sales going on and no one out there. :)

  4. omg lol but why would you leave your stuff out like that with other yard sales going on in your neighborhood?

  5. I can’t help but laugh at this one!! That truly is their fault though for leaving it like that, I’ve seen plenty of garage sales set up like that without signs directly on their lawn, they really should have thought that one through. Love those photos.

  6. No wonder they had such great junk!! I bet this will be the last garage sale you go to where no one is there shopping before you! :-)

  7. Oh my gosh! This is one of the funniest things I have heard in a looong time! I wouldn’t leave the house for a week.

  8. Imagine the funny story she had for her family and friends, telling them about you!

  9. Oh no! I would be mortified! But what a funny story you have to look back on now! lol :)

  10. That is just hysterical. I can totally imagine this scene. And I am amazed you asked if she wanted to sell the jewelry box! How much do you want to bet she is going to have a yard sale within the year. WHy else would they have put this stuff in the garage that they were now cleaning????

  11. That must have been just awful! I cannot even imagine!

  12. Oh my goodness! This is hysterical! I am seriously dying here!!!!

  13. Wow, I would also be very embarrassed. I get embarrassed very easily. I could see myself doing that though also. Looking at it though it does sound funny.

    Gladys P
    momtograndma at yahoo dot com

  14. Julie Sullivan says:

    Lol !!! Omg I just had my morning laugh….Really funny pic

  15. Oh gosh that is crazy. Who leaves their stuff all over the drive away and lawn and just walk away for lunch? At least you thought you were shopping others could have just come and taken it all.

  16. OMG, how embarrassing and funny at the same time

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  17. Not to laugh at your mishap, but that is hilarious! I can absolutely see how easily this can happen. I’m just sorry the lady yelled at you for it! lol

  18. sara m ford says:

    oh so funny and embarrassing

  19. Thant’s too funny! It’s bad the lady got so upset, but well, it’s funny. Thanks foir sharing . Ineeded a laugh really bad!

  20. Carren Larsen says:

    I can just imagine the look on that poor womans face lol. I’m sure you were embarrassed, but I gotta tell you, this is funny!!!

  21. Oh man this has been a fear of mine too. You handled it wonderfully. I have a curbside find desk from some years ago that I’m still not positive was meant for the trash. It was in pretty rough condition though and I no longer live in the area!