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Any old Ingersoll

11th Aug, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
Any old Ingersoll

So it’s Garage Sale Day, and though I don’t have a garage, I always have junk I can sell to some idi… er… bargain hunter.

The usual suspects of a clear out were there, from used trainers that no one in their right mind would buy, even if they weren’t a size 15, to Happy Meal toys from the nineties. But what should I find stashed amongst the old magazines and unwanted Christmas presents, squeezed behind the knackered garden furniture and beneath a spare duvet that’s as comfortable as a bag full of plugs, but Robert Green Ingersoll, the nineteenth century American orator who campaigned for minority and women’s rights.

I think I was given him for a birthday a few years ago by an obscure relative. Naturally I already had one, as I’m sure we all do, so I popped this spare into storage and completely forgot about him.

So yeah, if anyone’s Ingersoll has broken and they need a nice shiny new one, just give me a call, especially seeing how today is also Ingersoll Day – you wouldn’t want to turn up to a commemorative picnic without one, you’d look a right numpty!

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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