SETTING: A lawn on the side of a busy road. Old tables, a rattan easy chair, an antique dining chair, vintage suitcases, a mirror with a burned aluminum frame, and various knickknacks are scattered in a yard sale display.
AT RISE: A buyer browses the baskets and figurines while waiting for a man at the residence to fetch the woman who sets the prices.
The woman of the house emerges.
WOMAN: (smiles) Help you?
BUYER: Yeah, I wanted to ask you about the mirror and that chair over there.
WOMAN: Oh, five dollars. (Waves it off with her hand.)
BUYER: For the…for b–
WOMAN: For the mirror. That’s just five dollars.
BUYER: And the chair?
WOMAN: Which one?
BUYER: That one, there. (Points at antique dining chair.)
WOMAN: Oh, well. I can’t let that go for under ten dollars. It’s good cherry, been in my family for years. An antique, you know.
WOMAN: How much do you want to give me for it?
BUYER: Ten for both?
WOMAN: Oh, no. The chair’s worth more than … I really can’t let it go for under ten.
WOMAN: Well…how much were you thinking?
BUYER: I mean, ten dollars for the chair, for sure. And then I thought maybe you’d just throw in the mirror…?
WOMAN: (pauses to consider) Well…okay. All right.