Woman accidentally sells $18,000 earrings for $20
The jewelry was tucked into a faded denim jacket that was sold at a garage sale.
That's what one Huntington Beach, Calif., woman is doing after discovering her mistake. She's talking to the media about her goof, hoping to generate enough publicity that the person who now has her earrings will return them.
Dori Rhoades decided to hide some of her most valuable possessions in the pocket of an old denim jacket in case she was robbed, CBS Los Angeles reports. A thief might go through her desks and dressers but not look twice at a faded jacket.
That backfired on Rhoades, however, when she added that jacket to the "to sell" pile at a garage sale in May, according to CBS. She sold the jacket for $20.
The story gets worse. She also had tucked $1,500 in cash in the jacket along with a ring from her husband.
Rhoades told CBS she has a lot going on in her life, what with volunteering in her children's classes and working full time. "You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working," she added.
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Who has never done something dumb?
I once heard of a guy (on a drunken hunch) that spent trillions invading and destroying an entire country looking for something that didn't exist.
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