Saturday, May 25, 2013

off their hands

Neighbors of my sister had an old couch they didn't want anymore.
They had no truck to cart it away and so, they pushed and pulled it to the edge of their yard in the hopes that someone would take it off their hands.
A big sign declared it FREE.
A day and a night passed.
There were no takers.

Human nature was pondered and a new sign prepared.
'TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS' the new sign advertised.
That night, the couch was stolen.