Look, as I’ve said before, I consider myself to be a regular type person, (minus the insanity) not an Einstein mind you, but I have enough common sense to know that there are people in this world that have no brains what so ever.
This story comes out of Melbourne, Australia, and apparently there ARE people in Australia with brains. Enough to know that there are suckers born every minute. So, why not take advantage of it.
Like this guy who calls himself, “Sweatyman,” who came up with the brilliant idea to sell the English word, “the” on “eBay” along with exactly how to use it in a sentence, thereby enhancing it’s selling attraction.
Now you’re probably saying to yourselves, WTF! And, I’ll say it with you….so, all together now….WTF!
BUT….hold onto all those WTF’s for a brief moment until I tell you the rest of this story.
The guy listed the word “the” on eBay a few days ago which is written on a piece of paper and he’s had 44 freakin’ bids from people…..obviously with no damn brains, or, who have a lot of money to spend and don’t know where to spend it.
(PS…I can help ya with that later on in this blog)
Or they do not own a dictionary, or have any access to any written words…………on pieces of paper. Otherwise how do ya explain that this guy has received 44 bids on eBay in the amount of $10,099 (Australian cash) and the bidding is still going on.
(Unless my math is off, (not being an Aussie. I think converted to U.S. currency that equals out to about roughly, $9,312.83….give or take….which still makes me say….WTF!)
Ok…are ya ready. Let’s do this together……..WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now here’s how “Sweatyman” listed “the” word for sale on eBay explaining its uses:
“Ideal for any situation, this fun-loving item fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, wallet, or purse.”
“Handwritten with blue ballpoint pen, on a torn piece of Reflex A4 paper, this versatile word can be used in literally thousands of sentences.”
“For example: ‘The dogs have escaped again’; ‘I will buy some meat from the local deli.”
Yes, obviously fine examples of why anyone would bid on the word “the” and be willing to spend thousands of dollars.
But…….does it come with the proper accessory:
Look folks, I hate to beat a dead horse, (not that I’d actually beat any horse, dead or alive) but this blows my freakin’ mind. Not because the guy came up with that idea, but because he’s actually getting bids on eBay. Again WTF!
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself
Ok…..let’s try an experiment here. Just for the hell of it. Starting today, I’m going to list on EBay my actual autograph which I will sign on the inside of my autobiography entitled, “I Could Have Been Famous But Sex Love and Life Got In The Way.”
So, you’ll actually be getting the word “the” along with a bunch of other words. Much better than just getting that one word, “the.” Ya think……
(Will be listed on eBay under entertainment, memorabilia, autographs and what the f**k ) categories)
So, basically I’m NOT trying to sell the book, because who gives a rats ass about the book, but I’m trying to sell my autograph that’s inside of the book, which I will sign, in ink, and therefore you can bid on the book, then if you win the bid, clip out the page that I autographed, throw out the book, and have a neat autograph which will be as totally useless as that word “the” that “Sweatyman” is selling.
BUT….I’d also be willing to include my own “the” in the book too, as I indicated, on a post-it note. Such a deal.
HEY! If some people are crazy enough to bid all kinds of bucks on a freakin’ word that you can clip out of a newspaper a gazillion times on any given day, who knows, I could wind up a thousandaire.
Now if all this fails and I don’t get any bids on eBay, I might just get entirely pissed off that the guy in Australia is making a killing selling the word “the” and I just might go off the deep end go entirely ballistic and…………
AND….put yet another listing on eBay.
The words “What The F**K” (WTF) scribbled on a post-it note.
And see if THAT sells.
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