Yard Sale Books Reveal Much
About Couple's Personal Problems
DANVERS, Mass. (DPI) - Most residents of this quiet street in suburban Boston considered Scott and Jennifer Warner to be just
another nice, relatively well-adjusted couple. But
when the Warners put out a stack of self-help books at
their yard sale last weekend, they never realized that
in the process of pulling these books out of the
closet that they had dug out their skeletons as well.
"I always assumed that Jennifer got her strictness
and rigidity with her kids from her father, who had
been a colonel in the Marines," said neighbor
Sandra Hendrickson. "But when I saw the copy of Our
Mothers, Ourselves on the table next to a pile of
kid's clothes, I realized that Jennifer obviously has
a cold, control-freak mother as well. And she always
complains about how tight money is, but I didn't
really know how bad things were until I spotted a
dog-eared copy of Your Guide to Personal Bankruptcy
Without Shame next to a set of salt and pepper
shakers from Disney World."
Another neighbor, Mark Gibson, was also surprised by what he
found. "Yeah, I know that Scott likes to throw back a
few brewskis, but I didn't know he had a problem until
I noticed a copy of the Alcoholic's Anonymous 'Big
Book,' said Gibson. "It was in mint condition, like it had never
been opened. I'll bet Jennifer bought it for him out
of desperation, but obviously he never even touched
it, except when he put it out at the yard sale. I guess that would also
explain why I also saw a copy of Dr. Laura's Ten
Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives right
next to it."
(Reported by Miles Walker)
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