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Lucky find for a crafts seller

Seller: chris7xx Name: Chris Chris7xx, who prefers to be known by her online user name, came to bidorbuy after trying flea markets, craft stores and recruiting family and friends to peddle her items at their places of work I started out selling gift …

Mystery item, not pig in a poke

A pig in a poke is an English idiom that refers to a purchase "sight unseen", without inspecting the item. When describing the same type of transaction, most Indo-European languages refer to a cat in a bag (or a sack). Only a few others – among them …

Meditations on dogs and similar matters

It was a classic "it's either me or the dog!" situation. The husband's answer (addressed to the wife, not the dog) was a politely inquisitive: "so, when are you packing your bags?" The wife did not have anything against the dog as such. The …