A store with a peculiar odour created by the used clothing and household items within. Fabulous for unique fashion finds, or curiosities for the kitchen that are not to be found in your general retail outlet. Unfortunately, these treasures are few and far between, and can only be found by rummaging. Once a treasure is discovered, it boosts one’s endorphin levels, thus creating euphoria which can last for hours or days, depending on the perceived value of the find (and relative purchase price). Repeat discoveries of this nature will lead to the addiction of op shopping.
Girl #1: I love your shirt.
Girl #2: Isn’t it gorgeous? You know it’s Scanlan.
Girl #1: Serious?
Girl #2: You won’t believe this... but I found it at the op shop.... $7.50.
Girl #1: Oh. My. God. I am sick with envy.
The surprise and delight experienced when something is significantly better than originally anticipated. As per Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent. The judges and audience expected a poor performance based on Susan’s frumpy appearance, but once they heard her beautiful voice – were completely overwhelmed and duly erupted into rapturous applause. If Susan had been more ‘visually appealing’, they would have expected a good performance, and consequently been less moved by the experience.
Real Estate Agent: So....what do you think of the apartment, is it what you are looking for?
House hunter: I love it! I was not expecting it to be anywhere as good as this... the pictures didn’t do it justice. Where are the papers? I must sign up today. Do you think I could get a two year lease?
Real Estate Agent: Gotta love The Boyle Effect.... works every time!