A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Never Give Up

I went back to the BIG TENT the next day.  What a difference a day makes!  It might have had something to do with being there a couple hours earlier.  The crowd was greatly diminished and much more tolerable.  It was much like going to the home show portion at your county fair.  Vendors trying to sell you things you don't really need: veggie cutter devices "It slices, it dices...", magic elixirs to cure your ills, pillows guaranteeing you a good night's sleep, gadgets, gizmos, potions, lotions, cleaning agents, vacuums, steamers, pots and pans...you name it.  Sales people hawking their wares trying to get you to "step right up".  Sadly less than a third of the vending had anything to do with RVs or travel.  Only a few were about getting a summer job as a camp host, harvest work or a seasonal job at Amazon.  A few were trying to sell time shares at their high-end RV travel park resorts.   

Anyway, I was glad I gave it another try, got to see it and will not ever have to think about going again in future years while wintering here at Quartzsite.  We ended up not moving camp as the mayhem around us for the most part left.  Things are back to normal...kind of.  The show ends in two days, the big tent comes down and all the tired looking vendors will move on to the next big show somewhere.  Our neighborhood should continue to improve this weekend and I'll probably stay put through February as it is convenient to be able to walk the mile or so into town for a quart of milk

Oh, and the big deal in progress for that $249,000 motor home on the previous post...the RV was still there, door open inviting prospects to come in.  The deal must have fell through.
Did I buy anything?  Yes, an overpriced hot dog.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

Been to things like that here, some always thinks the can sell crap that has nothing to do with what you really need

Shammickite said...

I hope the hot dog was worth all the aggravation! Sometimes there are some good free giveaways at those shows, like pens, or things to help open jars, or reuseable shopping bags.