Who Would Handle The Brimfield Flea Market Better: Obama Or Romney?
Now that the election is over, I can breath a sign of relief and return to the road antiquing without having to worry about unseating our current president. Thank goodness I will not have to hear about another guy who is clothed in an expensive suit and tie claiming he can be president because he knows how to run a business.
Setting Mitt Romney Loose In Brimfield
If we really wanted to test the real business savvy of Mitt we should have given him two hundred bucks and set them loose in the Brimfield Flea Market for twenty minutes with the goal of returning with the most bang for his buck.
Sloshing Around The Brimfield Market Without An Entourage
And if we wanted to challenge his endurance, I would have sent him during one of those very hot summer days without a shopping cart, paid helper or entourage. Or we might send Mitt after a torrential rain storm when the fields are somewhat soggy. Now we are cooking....can you picture Mitt back in his own state of Massachusetts, sloshing around a muddy Brimfield mingling with the hard core sellers?
Never Wear A Suit And Tie When Junking For Antiques And Collectibles
Nix The Chauffeured Limo When Out Antiquing
The second bit of advice I would have for Mitt would to tell him not to arrive to Brimfield in your chauffeured driven limo. Trust me it is not a good bargaining tactic to show up in a fancy car. Nor is it a good idea to bring Ann with you. Which brings me to my third pearl of wisdom when going to Brimfield, keep the jewelry home. You can not successfully whine about the price of a collectible when you or a loved one is over accessorized.
My Money Is On Obama
Yes, the true test for me of which man Obama or Romney is truly the wiser of the two when it comes to business deals, is which one can navigate Brimfield like a pro. My money is on Obama....and now I can rest comfortably today and head out antiquing without any reservations.
Readers, I welcome your tips, comments and ideas.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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