Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
7 Apr 2021
6:11 am

Flea markets: where people give their items junk status

Cliff Buchler

I’ve been seeking excuses to stay away from stalls overflowing with items discarded by their owners.

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Flea markets are to flee from. My Heidi begs to differ, finding them fascinating. Over the years, I’ve been seeking excuses to stay away from stalls overflowing with items discarded by their owners. In the SA context, giving them junk status. My pal Theo was not so lucky. No sport on TV, with only burning tyres, funerals, Zondo and Zuma filling the screen. So, no excuse, to the flea market he and Marietjie go – together with hordes of others. They leave early without having breakfast as parking space at the venue limited. Not a good start with a growling...