Can you imagine being able to afford a wedding venue with just a thumbtack? That’s what a local Queensbury man is (kind of) trying to do.
Do you remember being at lunch in school and trading with your friends to get a snack or a lunch item that you thought was better than what you had already? Well, Queensbury man Grafton Derryberry is doing that as an adult, but instead, he’s looking to trade a thumbtack for a wedding venue.
The story, that I saw on Spectrum, is based on an episode of “The Office.” The goal is to take the thumbtack and trade it as many times as possible until he gets a wedding venue. “The catch is he can’t trade the items for any money, or offer money as part of the trade.” So far, he’s ended up with an old Honda motorcycle all starting with a thumbtack. “The thumbtack was traded for a hunting knife; later, he traded for an antique radio, a go-kart, and finally up to a motorcycle. It’s valued at nearly $3,000, according to Derryberry.”
He did something similar to get the engagement ring so it seems appropriate they get the wedding venue the same way. He’s had people offer him cash but he turns it down, you must trade an item for an item.
If you have something you want to trade Derryberry, reach out to him on Facebook.