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Monday, March 2, 2009


Scene: In my Ebay work room, while I'm photographing a tank and shirt that might just win the "most hideous" award for something we've sold (and, let me tell you, that's sayin' something! Cuteness is NOT a requirement for what I sell on Ebay).

Ava: Ooooooooooooooh. Mooooooooommmmmmmmy. That shirt is SOOOOOOO beautiful! Can I touch it?

Me: Sure, you can touch it, careful!

(Ava touches material)

Ava: OOOOOOOOOOHHHH! It's sooooo soft, and the flowers on it look like raindrops! Oh, mommy, I wish I had a shirt like that!

Me: Do, you, really?

Ava: But YOU could wear it, mommy! Oh, mommy, you should wear it!!

Me: (laughing) It's not my size. It's way too big for me!

Ava: That's ok, you could wear it like a short little dress, with tight pants, like tights that are pants, you know? It would be sooo fancy!

Me: Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't think that would look very good, though.

Ava: WHY NOT???? (Donning her Fancy Nancy pose, head cocked, hip out, fingers splayed)
I think it would look lovely!

Me: (Laughing)

Props: Shirt pictured below, best described as part house coat, part bowling shirt, best suited to be worn by a woman in curlers sporting a ciggy.

Sometimes I can not even believe these things sell on Ebay in 2009.

Cost to buy ugly shirt: $3.oo

Sold on ebay for : $24.10

Chance to have above conversations and laughter that ensued:



Kelly @ Love Well said...

Ebay cracks me up.

My sister-in-law (who is a genius eBay marketer) recently started picking up heart-shaped rocks on the beach near their (Carlsbad) home. She's sold them for anywhere between $10-$25 on eBay.

Lee Shelton IV said...

What do you mean? That shirt has "Jenny" written all over it!

I expect you'll be wearing it to church this weekend. After all, what kind of mother would deliberately disappoint her daughter?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am speechless. That is an awesome shirt. You have a gift because I would never have guessed that would have sold. I love the story. You girls crack me up.
Jenny we have to talk sometime on the phone and maybe get some advice. I still have that little dress we bought when you came and visited here in Oregon. Miss you.

Lindsay said...

That's gotta be the best description of the future wearer of the shirt I've heard, ever! And you're probably so accurate. LOL!Way to have insight on that selling on ebay! I put name brand stuff up there and it never even gets a bite! I should just start purchasing ugly stuff to sell.

Willow Tree said...

Seriously? Makes me think everything I know is wrong. $24?? You'd have to pay me to wear it. Well unless my daughter chatted me up like yours - TOO Cute!

Blessings, Carolynn

Heather of the EO said...

I need to start selling things on ebay.

Dawn S. said...

that shirt is SOOOOOO ugly. the colors don't even match. what I want to know is where that shirt is being shipped to. yuk. and to Ava, I thought she had such good taste! HAHAHAHA!

Lee Shelton IV said...

Let's hope that whoever bought it isn't a reader of your blog. :)

tiffany said...

what's wrong with that shirt? i think it would look great on you! ha.