The California interview was interesting in that it went in a direction I never thought about before… shopping for Christmas gifts at garagesales!
The subject matter wasn’t my idea, and it certainly presented a bit of a challenge on how to best present my views on it without offending. I think it went well though.
So lets think about this then. In all honesty I think it’s a pretty tacky way to save some money, and doesn’t conform to my idea of why we go garaging.
On the other hand, if you were selective about it, you could certainly pick up some non-family type gifts by going that route. I see brand new, still-in-package items all the time at yard sales - so if you’re thinking in terms of the obligatory gifts one needs to purchase for the kids’ bus driver, the teacher, the paper boy, etc… is it really a bad idea? I don’t think so. I like the idea of picking up the odd hostess gift when the opportunity presents itself too - sometimes you can find some really marvelous items!
The recipients don’t need to know where they came from, after all. Call it a guilty secret… like that box of chocolate you ate all by yourself last Valentine’s Day