Monday, June 24, 2013

The Deseret Industry Treasures

So over the weekend I got to volunteer at our local thrift store, called Deseret Industries.
Ah, the sights, the sounds, and oh, the sweet, sweet, sweet, smells of people’s garbage.
It’s a pleasure and a delight to be there.

But Saturday was a special day, not because it’s the day we get ready for Sunday, but because there were some special treasures that were dropped off at the Deseret Industries that make me want to rush back and perhaps purchase them.

Item Number 1-
This item was dropped off by a man, who was one of those people who you imagine plays Dungeons and Dragons in his basement, has created replicas of every weapon from Lord of the Rings out of tin foil and toilet paper tubes, and still, surprisingly, has no girlfriend.

Friends, how ‘bout a coffee table with swords attached.  “In case of Orc, goblin, or zombie attack, break glass.”


Item Number #2-
As I was unloading truckload, after truckload of donations, which is fancy name for "other peoples trash", I noticed a trunk coming with a mysterious donation wrap in a blue tarp. As we pealed back the blue tarp we discovered a statue, the likes of which had never graced the Deseret Industries showroom floor. It was a plaster statue of a man in a G-string. You heard right friends a statue of a man in a G-string.
Don't you love how the Deseret Industries employee "photo bombed" my picture?
I can just hear the statue saying, "Um , Dude. My eyes are up here."

It took four grown men to drag this little cutie out of the truck. And then we all stood around thinking, "what is the story behind this monstrosity?"
I think is has something to do with this man's wife, and a mid life crisis.

If any of you live close to the West Jordan Desert Industries you might want to see how much this rare piece of art is going for.

I kind of want to buy it just to drop it on someone door step and run.
If you are lucky that neighbor might be you.