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Once upon a time, David & I were young, broke newlyweds in need of a mattress.
We knew there was ABSOLUTELY no way possible that we would actually ever be able to afford a brand new mattress, so we headed to check the local thrift stores. Even if we were to try get it financed we had bad credit. Bad bad credit. Like they would have laughed us right on out of that store. Do not worry for us though, it is MUCH better now. Thank you for wondering.
(If this creeps you out, I'm sorry-not really-. Trust me--I know how to clean)
Anyway, we found ourselves at the local thrift store looking at random things. Again, young and broke so we quite often found ourselves at the local thrift store looking at random things (and we were in need of just about everything). This was sort of our hobby.
Well on our way out the door, we came across a truck backing up into their little drop-off section. He was about to donate a mattress!!
It was exciting! David and I looked at each other and just KNEW that we needed to ask this man if he'd just let us take it before donating it and us having to wait for them to process it and price it! So David walked up to this man, told him we were in need of a mattress, directed the man's attention my way, told him we had just moved in and were in need of like, well.... everything.
David offered the man ten dollars (which considering he was DONATING it for FREE, he got a good deal out of it) the man laughed, took the ten dollar bill and helped David load it onto the roof of our car.
We then laughed at our random luck, drove ourselves home (thankfully we only lived about a mile away from the local thrift store) slowly-each of us holding the side handle of a mattress out our windows since we didn't have any bungee cords or anything with us.
I am certain that we looked absolutely ridiculous, but ya know what?! We could not have been happier at the time!