Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Friday Show and 'the Walmart greeter'........

My goodness, is it Friday already? Yes, it is....hurry on over to Kelli's to see the list of Show and Tell participants.......

A few weeks ago while thrifting I came across this pretty basket...It's a vintage silver basket .......probably, the verde could be cleaned up some but I like it the way it is.......a pretty green plant or a bouquet of flowers.....I think it has many possibilities........what do you think?

Maybe you need a laugh today......I thought this was hilarious.......bless the senior citizens......'cause I am one!

A new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart just couldn't seem to get to work on
time. Every day 5, 10, 15 minutes late, but he was a good worker, real
sharp, so the Boss was in a quandary about how to deal with it. Finally,
one day he called him into the office for a talk.

"Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up
job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome."

"Yes, I know Boss, and I am working on it."

"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd
though, your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Air Force.
What did they say if you came in late there?"

"They said, "Good morning, General."


Penless Thoughts said...

Oh that is a great find, Betty. You must show it again after you decide for sure what will go in it.
I like that you didn't shine it up!

Linda said...

Hi Betty, this is a great find. I like it just as is too, I see it with a pretty Ivy plant. Good morning cute:). Hugs, Linda

Jillian said...

Hello Betty! Cute basket. I wonder how it looked in it's "heyday?"

I can see pink flowers in there....

Constance said...

I envision your basket sitting on the porch next to a rocker or swing with some pretty geraniums in it! Very cute!

I'm sending that joke to my POP who will get tickled when he reads it!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like the basket just as it is! It has more character than a shiny new silver one!

I totally forgot S&T today! Somehow I lost a day, oh well, I'll just enjoy everybody else's S&T!

Cute joke!


jennifer said...

"Good Morning General!" HAH! That was great. Love the basket. I could see it in the bathroom with some pretty towels, hand soaps and maybe a nice bottle of lotion. Jen

jennifer said...

Actually, I have revised my comment. I can see it sitting in MY bathroom....LOL! Jennifer

Barbara H. said...

That is a nice bucket and would do well for any kind of plant or flowers.

Love the "funny"!

Cathy said...

Betty, I think I need a lesson in your "thrifting" for such lovely finds! Either of your ideas would be great.

Anonymous said...

Cute basket, I have just the spot for that in my house.
Thanks for the chuckle.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Betty! What a great find! would look wonderful on my front steps full of pink flowers...hehe Can't wait to see what you fill it with, I know it will be beautiful.

PEA said...

It always amazes me what people give away to thrift wonderful that you were lucky enough to find this silver basket, it sure is gorgeous! Like the others have said, you must show us what you end up putting in it:-) xox

Jean said...

Your silver basket is gorgeous!Love it!

Sue said...

Oh, Betty I love your pretty silver basket, can't wait to see what you do with it, so many options.

Mary said...


The basket is absolutely lovely. It will look beautiful with a plant in it or even a bouquet. It's a great find.

Went thrifting today but didn't find anything that caught my eye. A bit disappointing. I was looking for old postcards and rustic containers for my garden. I will find some though. I always start looking early.

Loved the joke about the W*l Mart greeter.

Michelle is home. She came home yesterday and Brandon is keeping a good eye on his mother. Thanks for your prayers and kind words.


Martie said...

I love your basket. I think it will look absolutly lovely with a green plant in it. Will you keep it indoors? - Just wondering. Thanks for the smile - with the Walmart story. Too good.


Jewelgirl said...

Lovely silver basket! I could
see some grass and a pretty
bird in it! I'll have to send
the joke on to my neighbors,
I know they'll like it!

PS: Was I supposed to send award
on to others? If yes how many people?

Rebecca said...

What a great find!!!!!

Hummingbird Chats said...

I love the basket, and I agree with the other ladies that it would look beautiful with flowers in it. I also love the joke, it bring back some good military days. Katie

MammyT said...

Oh boy, I'd like to get my hands on that beautiful basket. Trying to think wha twould look best - a real dark green leaf. Hmmm... small or large leaves. Flowers? What fun, Betty. The story is a riot.

Jessica said...

I'm glad you took part in the S&T again this week. The basket will probably be so beautiful with spring flowers!

And the silly story was quite a laugh! Thanks for sharing.

Dot said...

Good joke Betty!!

Hope said...

Hi Betty,
What a beautiful basket. I'd love to see pictures when you add flowers!

That is such a cute joke.


Anonymous said...

Great find Betty! I was in a thrift shop yesterday and found nutt'n.
Kathy b

Betty said...

I like your pretty little basket, and I absolutely loved the humor. That senior was the boss back in those days, lol. Cute one.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous silver bucket! Would be super cute with hand towels rolled up in it in a bathroom~

Super funny story about the sticker guy at walmart...I'll never look at those guys the same now lol

Tammy said...

Love this basket...beautiful!

And I so enjoyed that cute story at the end! :D

Stop by if you can...speaking of late, I was late posting my show and tell yesterday! ;)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi Betty,
I hope you are having a nice weekend!


marmielu said...

I love that basket! That was quite a find! How pretty that will be with some spring blooms.

I did get a chuckle out of the Wal-Mart story, and on a Monday that's a good thing. Thanks

Mary Lou

Barbara said...

A nice bucket/basket.Whatever you put into it you can show it to us again.
Interesting tips and the General thing funny.
blessings Betty.

Rhondi said...

Hi Betty I am just stoppping by to see what you've been up to while I was away. What a great silver basket you found. I am sure you will find lots of uses for it! Rhondi xo