Friday, December 12, 2008

WHAT I WON ON EBAY

I DID, I DID, I DID.
I did suppress my common sense and outbid all opposition to finally acquire the Evening Outs single. As the final minutes approached the girlfriend retired to bed wishing me luck as she went, knowing that there are some moments in life when a man must be alone. I was left to fend for myself like a baby crocodile among a pool of hippos. The omens had been good. In the afternoon I had beat my parents at scrabble and I'd resisted playing my Desperate Bicycles collection for fear of an attack of light-headedness. Friend Harvey had emailed and told me he would bid no higher than £121. That, my friend, I thought, is amateur financial fencing, my riposte shall smite you. As the final seconds fled by I did not falter. I flexed my fingers, they were nimble and deadly after an afternoon of sparring with neighbourhood cats, and punched in a reckless sum of £544. Take that you downbeats, you don't mess with the Scavenger. But they tried and they failed and they had their passports stamped as they returned back to Loserland. Dizzy with triumph I ventured into the bedroom where the girlfriend was pricing up objects for the boot sale. " £377", I said. She looked at me despairingly and added another zero onto the bed's price tag.

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=160302762161

10 comments:

45 Revolutions said...

Nice one. Dedication to duty. Have you heard it??!?

garychching said...

Hi Rupert, I love it, I was in tears reading that. well done mate, I know you wanted it big time.

Will we get to hear Channel? Please :-)

By the way did you read the Clues posting, looks like a good buy only a 1,000 and £5.

All the best Gary

Rupert Cook said...

No, though I know Stammer is a lot of random noise so I'm not expecting a powerpop classic. I should be getting the little beast in a few days. Will feel so strange to actually have it.

Rupert Cook said...

Yes Gary, I read that posting and will quite possibly be emailing Ian for a copy. I'll have to borrow a fiver off the girlfriend first though.

Rupert Cook said...

And yes I'll put Channel on the blog. I'm sure the D.Bikes wouldn't approve though apparently the drummer had no recollection of actually recording the Evening Outs effort, so shows how much it means to some of them.

James D said...

Well done Rupert! Now when it arrives put it under the tree and don't open it till the 25th.

garychching said...

Good suggestion James.

Rupert if you have the will power to do that I would be mighty impressed.

Rupert Cook said...

Willpower has wilted.

ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

wow! what a way of describing the last few seconds of feroucious bidding...congratulations on the purchase! Good job!

Jessel

**********************
http://www.myspace.com/jesselbaltazar
**********************

Rupert Cook said...

Thanks Jessel.
BTW I'm really enjoying your myspace mixes.