wonderful opportunity? or example of hypocrisy?
Goodwill talks a good game about how they are all about helping people to better their lives. They offer training and employment. They take in donations from the public, then offer them for sale at ‘reasonable’ prices. All this under the guise of:
Goodwill Southern California empowers individuals by training, educating, employing and placing people with disabilities or disadvantages into careers that transform their lives. This extensive network of practical, compassionate aid embraces not only the individuals served, but also achieves a positive impact on Goodwill shoppers, donors and staff members. We offer a low-cost, high-quality shopping experience to consumers; provide donors a feel-good and convenient method to dispose of reusable household goods and e-waste; and create opportunities for staff members to enjoy rewarding careers in a supportive and inspiring environment.”
Sounds good anyway.
Many of us who do shop at their stores have noticed practices ‘evolving’ over the years. They started having not-so-great prices. Then they started splitting items they perceived as having a higher resale value into separate ‘Boutique Stores’ located inside the larger general stores — where most of the items are seriously overpriced.
Now we find out they’ve been hoarding. http://laist.com/2015/04/17/goodwill_atwater_village_sale.php
If you believe their marketing, we’re supposed to be grateful and excited. At least those of us that are ‘into’ vintage. Well most of us aren’t that gullible.
Even so, I have to admit to being tempted to attend their once-in-a-lifetime vintage sale… though I won’t, on principle.
Not even sure I’ll donate to them anymore… or give them any of my business. There are plenty of other thrift stores to choose from…
I’ve always ‘heard’ that birthdays with two of the same number — 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99 — are supposed to have special significance. Never knew exactly what.
Come to find out, numerologists call these numbers Master Numbers. (Though some numerologists only consider 11, 22, and 33 to be Master Numbers.) Though I can’t seem to find any way numerologists relate these numbers to birthdays… my interest was related to this being the 22nd birthday of my first-born daughter.
The 22 is the most powerful of all numbers, and is often called the Master Builder. The 22 can turn the most ambitious of dreams into reality. It is potentially the most successful of all numbers. It has many of the inspirational insights of the 11, combined with the practicality and methodical nature of the 4. It is unlimited, yet disciplined. It sees the archetype, and brings it down to earth in some material form. It has big ideas, great plans, idealism, leadership, and enormous self-confidence. If not practical, the 22s waste their potential. Like the 11, the 22 can easily shrink from its own ambition, causing difficult interior pressures. Both the 11 and the 22 experience the pressure-cooker effect very strongly, particularly at an early age. It must work toward the realization of goals that are larger than personal ambition. The 22 serves the world in a practical way.
Maybe I need a ‘Math brain’ to fully understand this…? -_-
I still think the birthdays that have double digits of the same number are cool and should be extra-celebrated since they don’t happen very often. Let’s party!