The Signs of Things to Come (limerick)

The winds to the store were prevailing

The crew on the floor were all wailing

The blood and the gore

It happened before

When women of yore went out “saling”


Saling (Sale-ing) – an archaic term used by women for a ritual dating back to the first sale sign to confuse men much as this sentence should have confused you.

I’m going out saling.

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billybuc 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

Oh, it's brutal out there in the "sailing" world. One more reason why I don't go near shopping centers. :)

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BlossomSB 14 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Good one! They keep the sales, though, until after Christmas, when we've bought all those expensive gifts!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Reminded me of all those crowded NYC stores around Christmas time.

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tirelesstraveler 12 months ago from California

Love the word saling. Can't stand shopping, but like the concept.

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