Thursday, October 27, 2005

what a tool

Soundtrack: Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around

You may, or may not, know that I am in a band called The Gresham Flyers. I might've mentioned it a couple of times.

Last week Thom found this amazing auction on ebay!

An original gresham flyer spanner! Well, we had to get it... I don't know why, I don't know what for, but we just had to have it. Desperately. So Thom starts the bid. £1.45. A week passes.

I was online last night and noticed the spanner had 15minutes left to go.
'Thom, do you want me to keep an eye on it?'
'No, I don't think so - it's only a spanner.'

Thom was outbid.

The winner was made-in-hull. We have a bandmate called Martin Hall; could it be him with an amusing pseudonym? We check made-in-hull's previous wins. Spanners. Nuts and bolts. We lost the spanner to a TOOL.


  1. Don't you just hate that Ebay thing, the adrenalin rush and then being outbid?

    Just to let you know you've been tagged for a meme ;)

  2. What I hate more is when your browser won't refresh quick enough, or your modem drops the internet connection.

    You know that you only have five seconds left, the oppurtunity has already passed you by, but you still try putting in the bid just in case.

    "Sorry, bidding for that item has ended"

    I always wonder if it wouldn't be better just to put a maximum bid on items when that happens to me.

    Maybe you could ask the tool guy for it? If he realised how cool it would be for you, and how cool it isn't really for him, he might part with it? =)

  3. I don't think he'd let us have it after I called him a tool.

    And anyway, he collects spanners - are we really a more worthy cause?!!

  4. Yes, you are a more worthy cause. He collects spanners for f***s sake.

    Maybe you could buy a spanner and do swapsies.