The above video is the theme song to my drive-bys, pick ups and midnight junk runs.
This is a song we Zumba to. (Zumba: a dance class for crazy people who think they look like Usher and Janet Jackson dancing when they really look like Cee Lo on meth.)
At any rate… This is the song I hear in my head when I am on a curbside furniture rescue. I prefer to call it rescue and NOT theft.
It’s sometimes a surprise as to what is lurking in the forgotten corners of abandoned or thrift purchased furniture. Just this week I came across these tidbits:
1.) In a set of 1950’s french provincial night stands: 1 pair of tweezers and a pair of cuticle snips, a lace hanky and a picture of someones ass. Literally, a picture of someone’s ass~ circa 1960.
2.) In a dresser: A fake fingernail and 2 hits of acid on stamped paper.
3.) In a roadside rescue dresser: A crayon, a nickel, a twenty-dollar bill, all wadded up and stuck between drawers… and a tooth.
4.) In a cabinet: A shoe lace, cassette tape of David Bowie, a chicken foot and a cowboy boot.
So, with these little details I have assumed that many people who I cosmically or financially transact my furniture from are an eclectic group of highly groomed, drug addic,t voo doo enthusiasts with a flair for country western? Also, I figure I am up $20.05 , two hits of acid and an ass picture. Surely the street value of the latter two would be worth at least a ten spot. (KIDDING…..I WOULD NEVER SELL THEM ON THE STREET! That’s what Craigslist is for…)
It does take some doing to figure outl what all is left behind in a piece of furniture. You see, it shifts in transit and things become visible again when once they were hidden. The tooth and the fingernail, both gag-worthy items, came rolling out at me like marbles when I pulled out the drawers. I handled them with tongs that I have rigged up with spongy grip so I don’t have to touch them. The single tooth did help me understand the mystery of so many toothless people in my county. (Evidently the tooth fairy is heinous and just yanks and stashes teeth in furniture so that her quota doesn’t go over… something like that.) I imagine the press-on nail became a resident of the night stand on a drunken evening when lady and her man were having a squabble about which youngun pulled up all the onions she was growing in the yard and chucked them into the above ground pool. I imagine that the argument grew hotter and in the midst of her finger-waving monologue about how there. “Won’t gonna be no damned onion rings at Skeeter Mae’s birfday party!” that the one nail flew off and hid in the drawer next to her Lucky Strikes and Vaseline.
So, I am replacing the song, “Pause” by Pitbull (Video attached) with a shout out to my boy David Bowie as I blare the cassette (turned MP3) song “Let’s Dance” and deem it my new FAS (Furniture Acquisition Song).
Anybody want to buy a cowboy boot? Size 10. Mens.