I love going to the flea markets that will be in full swing next month if by then the weather has finally made it possible for people to set up outside. I always enjoy getting outside, getting some fresh air, and the exercise is certainly welcomed as well. I find the vendors are very nice and are usually willing to give good bargains if you approach them with a kind word and don’t insult their intelligence and integrity. I can never figure out how some people will come up to them and ask if they will take such a small amount and expect them to just smile and take it. If someone is asking $20 for an item, to ask if they will take $5 for it is an insult. I see it time and time again and it just blows me away when they get upset when denied their request!
Anyway, I have had my eyes on one dealer that sells rugs, mainly area rugs. He has been setting up there for years and I have spent a good amount of time looking at his assortment of rugs and talking with him, he is a very nice man and I always look forward to seeing and talking with him when I have a Saturday to spend at the flea market. Last Saturday, since it was so nice outside, I went to the flea market and noticed that he wasn’t there. I was told that he had experienced bad health lately and was in the hospital. I couldn’t get a lot of details but it apparently has something to do with his heart. I asked the vendor that sets up next to him to relay a message to him that I had stopped by and inquired about him. And asked that he be told that I wish him the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
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