Eiffel Tower, Yes Please

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Rosie Kacenas
Staff Writer

On the best day of my life, I got a used Colorado State quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt.
Last Saturday at the Rendezvous thrift store there was sheer and utter madness. I frequently visit the shop on weekends with my friends, and have discovered that if you spend over $10 you get to spin their new wheel of fortune. I usually don’t spend enough to spin, so when I finally got to I was more than excited. Little did I know that fortune was on my side that day.
I spun the wheel and it stopped on the one-and-only three-minute shopping spree. As a fairly unlucky person, I was shocked that I actually landed on something cool. The cashier pulled out her phone and set the timer for three minutes, and the frenzy began. I had already spent about 30 minutes looking around the store prior to my lucky spin, so I knew exactly where all the cool things were.
The plan was simple: cute stuff that I might wear.
There was no countdown, the cashier just set her timer and told me to go. I sprinted through the aisles grabbing everything I thought measured up.
Little Eiffel Tower statues: yes.
Brand new but oversized raincoat: nah.
It was a lot harder than I thought to remember where everything was, so you can imagine my regret as I laid awake for hours that night thinking of all the stuff I should’ve grabbed.
I left with an oversized garbage bag full of clothes, and a bucket full of of knick-knacks. Needless to say, it was one of the most exhilarating days of my life. I consider it to be my first step to getting shopping sprees to high-end stores like Marc Jacobs when I’m rich and famous. For now, I’m happy with my slightly worn sweaters and brand new Marells. Three days later, I am writing this in my newly beloved CSU quarter-zip that I have deemed to be my journalism Pulitzer pullover.

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