Date Line - 10/31/15
I've decided to share with you a funny experience at my most recent auction. I am not an experienced "auctionee", but consider myself more experienced than some people I've encountered at these auctions. Well - I proved myself wrong the other day. Up for bid were 3 "Texaco" model airplanes. After the auctioneer called for bids on choice and one of the 3 was selected, then he said he was selling both at the same time. I was only interested in the one and not the other. Well, like an idiot (which I didn't think I was) I told the auctioneer that I wanted only the one plane - he looked at me - not so much shocked or surprised, but now I know dumbfounded that I won the bid of two planes and I only wanted one. He said okay, that he wouldn't argue with a women. I got the plane I wanted, he opened the bid on the other plane, which went for 5 dollars less than my winning bid on the plane I got. I did not feel, at that time, the error and total stupidity of this move. It was not until much later, as I was alone, driving my truck down the dark highway toward home, that I realized what an idiotic move that was. I could have got the two planes for "one money" and sold the plane I didn't want - DUH! I've got over kicking myself in the butt and have chalked it up to a "learning" experience. Actually, I'm going to blame it on the new meds I'm taking.
It happened, in real life