Explaining her love of thrift stores, in January 2018 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.
But while she had presumably gotten her hands on some decent bargains over the years, little did Simms know that her greatest find was still 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. While not a particularly electrifying find, Simms believed the items would come in handy at home. So, she swiftly purchased them and took them back to her house in Shawnigan Lake.