A buddy was talking with me about free books she was giving away, mostly self-help and business texts. Reminded me of the washer and dryer. True story from old Austin.
The washer and dryer –
Back in the old days, before Austin was cool – the event was a span of days in middle of the double-aughts, I’m guessing, since I can’t locate the images within the standard blog motors, that dates this as sometime before 2005, best guess.
So I was strolling up to eat a taco, someplace, and I passed a slightly dented washer and dryer, sitting on the front lawn, next to the sidewalk, little, badly lettered-sign read, “Free.” This was prior to artisanal tacos and third-wave coffee. It was just off Congress Ave.
First day – free. Next day, still there.
Third day, as I passed going to get something at the store, they changed the sign– “$50.”
Stopped for a taco.
Washer and dryer were gone after lunch.