Last weekend we had a yard sale. It was a somewhat spur of the moment thing -- I decided to go get the license Thursday and then organized like a mad woman the rest of the day so that I could be ready for business at 8am Friday. Things turned out well -- in 2 days we sold almost all our unneeded things and made some money too.
One thing that didn't sell -- although we didn't bring them out until near the end of the sale on Saturday -- were old books we've had stashed in the basement. These aren't actually our books -- well I suppose they are ours now as we've had them for something like 5 years. It's complicated. Anyway, we started digging through them a bit and Pete posted some of the weirdness at over at PeteLit. And now I share this gem -- Phyllis Diller's housekeeping hints. . .
First the dedication, which reads:
Dedicated to all the ladies who would rather skip the housework
And here are some gems from the pages:
- Never serve meals on time. The starving eat anything.
- Discuss religion and politics at a dinner party so people get into heated arguments and don't notice what they're eating. They may also think the arguing caused their indigestion.
- Buy an easel and leave it lying in a conspicuous place. Much will be forgiven if people think you are an artist.
- Run the vacuum often. Not to clean -- to drown out the kids.
- If you are single, get married on Thanksgiving Day so you can insist upon eating out on your anniversary.
Ah, that wacky lady!