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September 24, 2023

Let’s Talk About Thrifting For Accounting Swag

Surely I am not the only one who has an extensive collection of Federal Reserve tchotchkes and various items of accounting memorabilia. In fact, I seem to recall the very first post I ever read written by Colin on his now abandoned blog being about accounting tchotchkes and that he has since recycled the topic at least once if not more since talking the helm of this website.

We've done a tchotchke check in before but you're welcome to add your most prized swag in the comments if you are just dying to tell us how cool your new laptop bag is.

Here's what I found at Diversity Thrift (a.k.a. "the big gay thrift store") in Richmond this weekend:

Why yes, that IS a vintage Arthur Andersen "Presidents Roundtable" coaster, and yes it IS technically missing an apostrophe, I believe.

Just to make sure this worked out, I paired it with a frosty Victory Golden Monkey in my WorldCom glass (one of a pair I found at the DC Salvation Army on H Street) and, go figure, it's a match!

Of course, it wasn't long before it looked like this:

Am I the only one who tries to find crap like this buried among the half-burned candles, musty plaid shirts and broken wicker chairs of thrift stores?

Please note I also have an extensive collection of vintage Going Concern bumper stickers and hideous neon green luggage cozies so if you want one, hit me up and I'll be happy to unload them.

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