For some reason that even I myself can’t fathom, I’ve always hankered after a jar full of assorted buttons. Turns out they’re very hard to come by, and are about as rare as hens’ teeth, as the saying goes. I toyed with the idea of filling a jar with buttons myself, but then where does one get buttons? I wasn’t about to start buying clothes from the thrift stores, just to take their buttons.
The other day I was at the thrift store and came across an old chess set. It was nothing fancy, but the pieces were made from carved wood, and I liked their design, and the set was only $4. So I picked it up and went to the counter to pay for it.
As I waited at the counter for the sales assistant to turn up, I happened to look around the counter…and what should my disbelieving eyes light on than the very object I’d been searching for all this time.
Yes! A large glass jar filled with colourful buttons of all shapes and sizes. Right under my nose and I nearly missed it!
I know, I’m strange…but this really makes me happy. I haven’t gotten round to even opening the jar yet…but I will! 😎
It’s like a jar of sweets SIGH…