This is probably very petty of me but I just have to get it out of my system. First some background: here is Spiral Chicken, my spring rug hooking project.
She is made by cutting up pieces of wool fabric. At these festivals that fabric is really pricey. $25 a yard pricey but there is one booth where it is not.
At a rug hooking guild's booth you can pick up these scrap bundles for next to nothing. They have piles you can dig through and I always look forward to picking up a new bundle or two of colors but this year I came home empty handed.
When I got to the very tiny guild booth, two ladies had shown up right before me with FOUR large grocery bags each and were filling them to the brim with all the scrap bundles they could fit in them. With their bags all spread out across the display shelves no one else could get in to the little booth. Even worse with only one exasperated little old lady on the register, it was going to take forever to ring it all up. I left in a huff and then raged about it all day. Petty I know, but in all the years I've been going to this thing I've never seen anything like it. Most people are aware of the extremely crowded environment and get in and get out of the crammed spaces very quickly so the lines move along. Not with these two. I better get in there early next year. Jeesh.