So, I'm driving down NE 42nd the other day, and this catches my attention...
Dumpsters and metal on the back of a truck. Wait! Are those..Huge...Green..Letters?
Yes, Virginia, they are Huge, Green Letters. And is that what I think it is?
I head to the loading dock, heart pounding. A couple of guys are throwing large metal objects into a dumpster. "Excuse me, are those letters on that truck for sale?" One of the guys saunters on over.
Him: "Maybe. Whaddya wanna pay?"
Me: "I'm not sure, I think I need a closer look..(pointing) Is that a star right there? Can you get it out for me?"
So he huffs and he puffs and he pulls it out of the pile.
Me: "I'll give you 10 bucks for it."
Him: "It's aluminium. It's worth more than that as scrap."
Me: "O.K. What's it worth as scrap?"
He drags the star over to the scale, throws it on, turns to me and says, "14 bucks."
Me: "I'll give you 15."
He even put it in the back of the Dodge for me.
I thought about sleeping with it, but decided it was too pointy.
I did wear it however.
P.S. The letters were stunning, but ginormous...like 12 feet tall. They were too over the top, even for me.