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The Signs of Things to Come (limerick)

Updated on November 2, 2015

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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      Judy Specht 22 months ago from California

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years 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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      Bill Holland 2 years 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. :)