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.