It's all too easy to look down on thrift stores but they can be amazing places when you're in need or you're a little short of cash. They do amazing things for people every day and this should be acknowledged.
However, they are also home to some of the worst items in the history of mankind. After all, if you have something awful laying around out home, why not just donate it? And people do, oh so often.
So with that in mind, here are some of the most dreadful items ever to be found in thrift stores.
1. The Box Of Jewelled Horrors
We have no idea what was going on in the creator's mind when they added this finishing touch to an otherwise ordinary box, but we wish they hadn't done it.
2. Not What The Doctor Ordered
We're also quite certain that nobody needs an OB-GYN chair unless that's their area of medicine. This is likely to be quite unsafe at home.
3. When You Need Insight, Don't Look Here
As funny as this, there's a small part of us wondering what exactly could these llamas and alpacas teach us about the nature of ourselves?
4. Dr. Jekyll's Starting Point
If in doubt in a thrift store, it's always a good idea to head straight for the bargain "random chemical in a glass bottle" that's on offer.
5. McSimizing Your Modern Art Collection
A small dog and a collection of fast food burgers as slippers? We've been wracking our brains to figure out the metaphor here. Nope, still not got a clue.
6. The Little Lamp Of Depravity
This looks like something out of the mind of the insane. If anyone was considering buying this monstrous piece then we hope the thrift store turned them into the police.
7. Defying The Obvious
Not only does this not look much like a doorstop, but also there's something wrong with using a model woman to stuff under the door.
8. Hop To It, There Are Bargains About
We don't imagine that this lucky thrift store attendee ever dreamed that they would find a spare leg on their trip to the shops that day.
9. The Devil's Doll
This just defies any rational explanation. What the "artist" was doing when they created this is beyond us. We do know that we wouldn't take this home if you paid us to.
10. A T-Shirt With A Limited Amount Of Appeal
Not called Bill? Then you probably ought to move on now, there's not much here for anyone other than Bill—and even then, Bill's likely to be disappointed.
11. Grow Your Own Family
This just defies any kind of rational explanation. Are there folks out there so lonely that they want to grow a terracotta uncle with living hair?
12. Disney Got Deformed
We loved the Little Mermaid movie by Disney and we're pretty sure that Michael Eisner wants to have a word about this knock off poster.
13. The Worst Bargain Ever
There are depths to which no-one should have to sink to and buying second-hand underwear is one of those places. On the bright side, it's cheap.
14. The Burger Phone Of Bad
As if fast food wasn't unhealthy enough. If you like this, you're either a big-time Bob's Burgers fan—or maybe you still remember Juno?
15. Barack O'Slippers
At least we think this is former President Barack Obama with his face immortalized, many times over, on a pair of slippers. We will have nightmares over this.
Thrift stores can be amazing places but there's a lot of junk hiding out there too. Which was your favorite?
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