Today’s news chum post is all about people finding things (or finding lost things):
- Thrift Shop Finds. This article was the real impetus for this post: Someone who shops regularly at Thrift Shops — because that’s what she can afford — talks about what are the best things to donate. At this time of year, Thrift Shops can be a god-send for the less fortunate among us. I regularly donate to thrift shops (in particular, the National Council of Jewish Women, which will send you an itemized list of donations with prices — which my accountant loves). PS: I will not donate to the Salvation Army; they apparently target Jews for proselytizing.
- Lost Casino Tickets. Gone are the days when the quarters would plunk and plink out of a slot machine in Vegas. Now you get tickets. Have you ever wondered what happens when you lose or do not redeem a ticket? Where does that money go? Wonder no longer: some goes to the State of Nevada General Fund, and some goes to the Casino. Have you lost one? The casino will help you redeem it anyway.
- Lost Ships. If you didn’t know, much of the financial district of San Francisco is built upon the remains of fishing ships. The podcast 99% Invisible even did a whole episode on the subject. Would you like to find a ship? Here’s a map to the lost ships underneath San Francisco.
- Found Love. Recently, I read a wonderful post about a long time friend who had a bad year, but found a new love and seems to be having things go better. Let’s all wish Spaf the happiest of his new beginnings.