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A reporter's yard sale tweets

It's fair to say that most reporters like to keep mum about their weekend plans. Not so, today for Newsday reporter Patrick Whittle, who was quite happy to deliver a play-by-play of his yard sale on Twitter.

Over the course of several hours, @pxwhittle gave followers a colorful glimpse of life as a sidewalk salesman.

Anyone thinking of going to the yard sale would have benefitted from Whittle's tweets. For instance, a buyer could have known ahead of time that Whittle would have given away a TV if someone had only asked.

Whittle commented on drivers-by, including some "gawkers" who almost crashed while spying the scene. He commented on who showed, friends who didn't show up, and even on the health of the economy.

Tweeted Whittle: "Reliance on yard sales tends to signify a soft economy. We're kicking butt, so the Recession lives. Sorry Obama."

Whittle said he netted a decent amount, and then broke down in time for the U.S. vs. Britain World Cup game.

Follow the whole thread here.


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