Well we decided to try the old flea market today. Not the nice one in downtown Charleston were we go during the summer. No this one is in Ladson SC and the clientele is....Ummmmm how do I say this nicely.......well they have less teeth. That doesn't sound too bad. And a few of them may have fleas. Now that is bad but sadly true.
Our day started out with a bang. Literally. We were about 5 miles from home and up ahead, we saw some deer crossing the road. I slowed down.....way down. I was only going around 10 mph when I got to where they crossed. Just then my son shouted; "Watch out".
I had already seen it coming and had started hitting the breaks. It did no good though because a buck ran out of someones driveway and right into my truck, hitting the right front panel. I came to a stop and then backed up to get the deer off the road but guess what. He was already gone. I guess I was going slow enough and it didn't hurt him or the truck. Whew that was a close one.
We got to the flea market and it was still dark. The moon was full and I made a comment to my son that there was something peaceful about seeing a "full moon over the flea market. Little did I know that it wouldn't be the last full moon I would see this day. And that wouldn't be the worst thing I would see either.
The sales started out pretty slow so I decided to take a few photos. Now down at the nice Market, people don't mind having their picture taken. However at this market, people seemed to be uncomfortable having their picture taken and they also didn't like having photo's taken of the things they were selling. I started taking a few photos but I started hearing complaints so I figured I better knock it off. I did capture a few photos.
Did you ever wonder what happened to all those unadopted cabbage patch dolls? Well here they are. I remember people fighting for them when they first came out. Now these "wonderful" dolls are selling for $10.00. It hardly seems fitting.
Now if you are looking for a suit of armor this is the place to shop. Well that is if you are three feet tall. I had trouble passing this antique up, especially with Valentines day only a week away. Maybe it will still be here next year.
Old shoes anyone? I have never seen so many used shoes as there are at this market. The Feds took all the new ones yesterday. More on that later.
Now I am not sure if this guy is asleep or dead but either way, his stuff isn't selling.
Now the one bright spot during the entire day was when the Air Force cargo planes started flying over. The Flea Market just happens to be along the approach lane for the Air Force base. These things always amaze me because they look to heavy and slow to fly.
Ok now those with weak stomachs may not want to continue reading. The comment about the full moon I made earlier... Well this big guy, No huge guy. No hugemongus guy decides to bend over right in front of us and you guessed it, Full moon. I think we saw 5 or 6 full moons today. Here is a fashion tip. If you are overweight. Low rider jeans don't look attractive on you. I am sorry. That is a fact of life. I am not making fun of overweight people but please dress responsibly. Oh and if you are that blond girl with the back/bottom tattoo. Honey, it isn't working for you. Please consider covering it up.
Now usually there are new Nike tennis shoes on sale out there for $20.00 and CD's for $5.00. Sound too good to be true? Well it was. It seems that the tennis shoes were fakes and the CD's were pirated. There was a big bust yesterday and the Fed's confiscated $60,000 worth of illegal merchandise. Wow I miss all the action.
So where do the fleas come into play you might ask. Well a couple of people actually live right there at the market. They sleep in their cars and just wake up and start selling. No bath, no shower, no washing up. Just let the dirt fall where it may. Kind of gross I know but at least they are doing something. I will give them that. Just remember to bring some wet wipes with you if you go.
Have a great day,