I thought I'd give you an update.
When I went in to that thrift store a few days after I posted about my packing tape woes, the girl at the checkout who follows my blog (we normally chit chat when I'm checking out and she was always asking me "what are you buying that old thing for?" until I finally showed her my blog one day) asked me if I had bought the croquet set there.
When I said I had, she got on the intercom and called over the manager and a woman from the back room. At first I thought they were going to toss my little butt out the front door. But she explained to them what my issue was and then we all stood there and discussed tape.
Packing tape to be exact.
And why it's bad. And evil. And should never be used again.
Seriously though, it was a real kumbaya moment.
I think we may have solved the tape issue in that store. One thrift store down, 14,579 to go.