Some grown men got yelled at like four year old children this past weekend.
It's not incredibly shocking that people having estate/garage/yard sales are a little...how can I put this...
In my years of going to sales I have run across the gambit of overwhelmed or jaded garage sale runners.
Usually they are dealers/professionals that have had numerous sales before and had one bad experience with somebody rude or pushy and been tainted for life after that. This isn't the norm, however, and usually people having sales are incredibly nice.
Garage/estate sales are not like thrift stores or antique malls, though. There sometimes isn't a lot of law and order.
Kind of like the Wild West, but with knick-knacks.
My mother and I are as friendly and polite as they come and most of the time people behave perfectly well, so when a pair of older-than-middle-aged men were scolded for looking too early through a screen door at the sale inside, we were slightly shocked and mostly bemused.
They weren't going to break and enter, people.
Nobody wants your Hummels that bad.
But all that nonsense aside, we had a pretty decent weekend again.
We didn't end up getting anything at the angry-man house, but I found a vintage knit dress, mod lime green coat, an Art Deco style top, and some pretty jewelry at another sale run by a very nice lady. I also got a lovely hand-painted floral porcelain mirror compact at another stop. My mother fared very well and found some antique sterling silverware, mid century pottery, and various other antiques.
Hopefully next weekend nobody will have to go in time out! :-)