Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompts – Sunday Opp Shop

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Purple top

To buy this or that

Fake prints

Bric-a-brac

Bare bum or native woman

A Sunday in May

 

Friends do meet

Curiosity

Did you see?

So old

Complimenting my décor

Bargains all around

 

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36 Responses to Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompts – Sunday Opp Shop

  1. Bastet says:

    This is a fun shadorma…I love it and you’ve caught that air of the flea market so very well!

  2. Excellent Michael you have a knack for Shadorma!

  3. I would have gone for the bare bum ..but that’s just me 🙂 nice Shadorma my friend.

  4. JackieP says:

    I had to go look what a Shadorma was lol I am not versed in these things, but I’m learning. Very well done Michael.

  5. RoSy says:

    I enjoyed this outing. 🙂

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  7. Oh, I don’t know — the bare bum painting might look good in my living room — 😉
    Great poem!

    • Thanks Jen. Ha well I was thinking the same, we might have to haggle.

      • Rock, paper, scissors? 😉

      • Hmmm…double or nothing?

      • Hahaha!
        Okay, okay, I concede! 😉

      • You give in so easy??
        No fun haggling with you…lol

      • Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard that — I’m TERRIBLE at haggling — because I feel guilty so quickly. o.O Learned what a *pathetic* haggler I am – the hard way – while trying to arrange a business deal with the local Vietnamese seamstress. I ended up paying way too much for her to complete the shirt that I started – because I *know* what kind of work goes into sewing, and the shop looked like she obviously needed money, and oh – that’s her family I see – she has people to support, and blah-blah-blah. And of course there’s the language barrier … but … I suspect she understood more than she pretended to understand … ah, I should avoid haggling. 😉

      • I think it is an art form when I taught at a bush school years ago the local furniture store was run by a man from Croatia and he loved to haggle. So because we were teachers as soon as we entered his shop all the prices would go up as he thought we had money so could pay more. But what he really wanted was a haggle and my wife at the time caught on and enjoyed the exercise. He was an ok guy just wanted some fun in making a sale.

      • It’s *definitely* an art form – I agree with you there! My husband loves the exercise too. I’m more of a “give me the bottom line and I’ll decide if I want it or not, thank you very much” type of person. I generally don’t haggle unless there’s no way around it!

        Strange how people – worldwide- think teachers have tons of money! I don’t know what it’s like in Croatia – or where you are living now – but here in the US, teachers are buying school supplies for their teachers due to budget cutbacks. Definitely not a career for making a fortune! And definitely hard-earned money, that’s for sure. I tried it but couldn’t handle it. o.O

      • It’s definitely a hard gig Jen, I was lucky I worked in an excellent school. We have had budget cuts but not to the point of teachers buying stuff for school.

      • You’re very fortunate. Sadly, I think that the days of teachers buying school supplies are here to stay in the US … at least until legislators get their priorities in order.

      • It’s sad isn’t it where politics plays such a role in education funding. It’s the same here in Australia where there was a move to review funding and make it more equable then a change of govt and it’s likely to be scraped. So sad that some schools struggle with lack of funds and other schools appear to have everything. In many ways I am happy to be out of it now.

      • One of my teacher friends retired recently and he says the same thing — “glad to be out of it”.

        Sadly, “No Child Left Behind” caused a lot of problems here too – NCLB should get the “Orwellian Title of the Decade” award!

        So much emphasis is put on *testing* – on *teaching for the test* – that teachers’ hands are tied. Then you add administrative headaches and funding issues – it’s a recipe for disaster. Ugh.

        And every time the issue of equitable distribution of funds is raised, conservatives go NUTS.

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