Every day the economic forecast seems more and more bleak, and the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money on the inessential. One option is to check out Great Things in Store (6110 Almon, 406-3051), a thrift shop where a portion of the profits go to support the charitable Parker Street Furniture and Food Bank. All the items in the store are donated from the community, including electronics, computer monitors, couches, shelves, dressers, glass and kitchen ware, shoes, skates and clothes. There are a number of two-for-one promotions going on at the moment, including if you buy a $5 pair of pants you get a second pair for free. That's two pairs of pants for $5, folks.
We just like the word pants. Pants, pants, pants.