Only one stop…only one corkscrew

Yesterday, I had to be at a meeting in area of Maine where I have spent little time.  And, so I headed off at the appointed time to arrive before the appointed time, and proceeded to engage in a fairly detailed presentation on digital micro-credentials and education.

As the meeting came to an end, attendees said their good byes, and I was about to begin the drive back home, when I gave a quick search of antique stores in the area, and there was one just a mile or so from our meeting location.

And, they were open!

So, I made my way over, and after finding parking made my way inside.  An amazingly full shop, there was stuff piled everywhere–not in a hoarding type of way, just a very very full type of way.

And, as I made way through, I noticed lots of ceramics, glass, and figurals.  LOTS!

As I turned a corner, I did see a corkscrew, just sitting there amongst some jewelry.

I asked the owner if I could see the piece, and he promptly handed it to me.

At 45 dollars, it was a pretty good deal.

We set that one on the counter, and proceeded to look around the shop for others.

Nope, there was exactly one corkscrew available.

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That said, apparently the owner has a second location, and has LOTS of smalls.  That shop is only open one day a week, and unfortunately, not yesterday.  Still, I will make a visit the next time I am in the area.

As it happened, by the time I got to the register to pay, the cost of the corkscrew dropped by 10 dollars.

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And, I didn’t even ask for the discount, it was just written up that way.

I thanked the owner of the shop for the deal, and headed for Rockland.

Oddly enough, just the other day, I picked up a different pair of legs.  This version a tri-colored pair with half flesh.

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The tri-color is available for trade, if anyone is interested.  Whatcha got?