It's that time of year again. The time that some absolutely live for and grumpy neighbors like me dread. It's Garage Sale season. So with the hopes of keeping peace throughout the neighborhoods of the Quad Cities, I have set forth the following 10 Commandments for Garage Sales.

  1. Thou shalt not assume that a garage sale nullifies all the parking regulations within five blocks of the sale.
  2. Thou shalt not assume anything sitting within three yards of the curb is free for the taking.
  3. Thou shalt not arrive early and peak in the windows in an attempt to see what they have.
  4. Thou shalt not charge the door as soon as the garage door starts to rise knocking over the hosts and tipping over tables.
  5. Thou shalt not negotiate over a 25 cent item.
  6. Thou shalt not hide items in hopes of coming back later and getting them for a lesser price.
  7. Thou shalt not carry only large bills in hopes of getting more things tossed in.
  8. Thou shalt not ask to use the homeowners bathroom
  9. Thou shalt respect the homeowner’s property.
  10. Thou shalt not bring your unleashed dog and allow it to poop in the homeowner’s yard

So that's what I came up with. What did I forget or what would you like to add?

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