Explaining her love of thrift stores, Simms told Chek News, “It’s fun to come in and poke around. You never know what you’re going to find… They say you can’t find good finds at a thrift shop.” However, Simms knew otherwise – to an extent.
You see, while she had presumably gotten her hands on some decent bargains over the years, little did Simms realize that her greatest discovery was yet to come. And it all began with that visit to Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store.
As Simms perused the store’s shelves, she came across a rather ordinary-looking box of Q-tips. And while it didn’t, of course, appear to be a particularly exciting find, Simms believed the items would come in handy at home. So, she swiftly purchased the swabs and took them back to her house in Shawnigan Lake.