FRANKIE DeGROOT | Local News | Contact
When young couple Stella and Jamie Arkus decided to have a garage sale, they were hoping to clear up some clutter and make a little extra cash; they did not expect to find themselves on the wrong side of the authorities.
However, their ignorance soon landed them in hot water as they unwittingly violated a federal law prohibiting the hosting of a garage sale without a Sex And The City boxed set.
Sex And The City is a series about 4 annoying women in impractical shoes who spend most of their time complaining that all the available men are unsuitable before sleeping with them anyway. First aired in 1998, the show mercifully concluded in 2004, two years before Steve Irwin died, although experts claim the two events may not be connected.
“I’ve been to a few garage sales, and I noticed they all had Sex And The City boxed sets” explained Jamie. “I thought it was just because everyone wanted to get rid of some really, really bad DVDs; I didn’t know it was a rule that you needed to have some on hand”.
However Garage Sale Inspector Elliot Virgil said ignorance was no excuse when it came to serious matters like handling toxic waste such as Sex And The City DVDs.
“This is one of the worst cases I’ve seen. There was no Sex And The City merchandise whatsoever; not even a keyring” he said as he set up a tape perimeter.
“The rule was brought it to keep these awful DVDs moving far, far away from civilisation, and that’s just not going to happen unless you get them out of the cupboard and onto the fold-up table so some sucker will take them away for disposal. They had all the other requisite items; the deflated yoga ball, the National Panasonic alarm clock, the Pete Evans cookbook, the orange Black & Decker drill.”
“I do feel bad for them. Nobody wants to be strip-searched in their front yard, but this was a serious offence and we needed to set an example”.