5. Shopping for Bargains

Jim went to the thrift shop. He ’t looking for anything in particular. He liked go there just to browse. A big on the front door said OPEN. The was closed on Sunday and Monday. The of the week, it opened at 10 .m. and closed at 2 p.m.

Two women inside. They rang up sales and put items into plastic bags for the customers carry out. At the back of the was a big room where another lady . She sorted the new donations and put tags on them. At the end of day, she would bring the new donations to the main part of the shop.

who worked at the thrift shop was volunteer. The only "payment" they received was they had the opportunity to see, and , any items in the shop before the did.

When Jim entered, the lady at register told him hello. He smiled and hello. She knew Jim because he was regular customer.

Jim said, "What’s new?"

She and said that nothing was ever new a thrift shop. "It’s always old and ’s always used," she smiled.

Jim looked at watches in the glass case. He saw that he liked.

"Could I look at one?" he asked.