I was driving my oldest troll to school last week and heard the most unreal tale on the radio.
Because we’d just moved and I’d been giving certain pieces of furniture to Goodwill and the Salvation Army, I was most interested in the disc jockey’s lead in which was, “A second-hand furniture horror story.”
In this case, I can see why he called it a horror story!
You see, a friend have given this woman (we’ll call her Eve just for fun) an oversized chair. The chair was delivered, Eve watched TV in it until bedtime, and then she and her son hit the sack for the night.
In the early hours of the morning, Eve’s son got up to use the bathroom. There, curled up behind the toilet, was a very large SNAKE!
The police were called and Eve and her son repeatedly assured the responding officer that they did not own a snake! When the officer asked them if they’d had any deliveries as of late, Eve realized the snake must have been hidden inside the second-hand chair.
OMG – she or her son sat on that chair all night watching TV with the snake somewhere under the cushion. (Are you creeped out yet?). Her friend indeed owned a large boa constrictor and it had gotten out of its cage and sought warmth by the bathroom’s vent.
So watch out if someone gives you a piece of furniture. There might be more under the cushions than loose change!
What’s the last second-hand item you received and loved or hated?