The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself
clayrobeson

eBay, destroyer of dreams...

I am a poor, unemployed photographer.  So imagine my delight when I saw a Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera on eBay last night for $0.99.  That's right, $0.99!  Never before had a man come across such a wonderous deal on eBay! Of course I bid. I over bid the only other person to have bid by $99.01.  eBay smiled on me and told me "You are the High Bidder!" and I danced my way to bed, with dreams of a $1500 Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera for $1400 below sticker price, giggling at all the fun I'd have taking pictures with it.

Now, I saw, understood and fully ignored the fact that there were still two and a half days left on the auction. I'm no eBay novice. She (for lack of a better pronoun) has been good to me in the past. Why not now? Why should there be a problem with the fact that there were still two and a half days left on the auction? I let myself become blind to the fact that the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera had not yet accepted my proposal.  Instead, I thought happy thoughts about how wonderful it would be if no one else saw the auction, and I actually won the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera for myself.  I thought about how the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera and I would be AWESOME friends, and how we'd make wondrous art together.  I pictured the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera and myself running through verdant fields under a Dodger Blue sky with white, fluffy clouds.  I thought about how the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera and I would travel to foreign lands and realize things with our eye that no one else could. I fantasized about Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera and I becoming an unstoppable team of uber-creativity that would become an example for future ages. I stopped just short of imagining the children that the Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera and I would have.

But as everyone knows-- eBay is a fickle mistress, and she leads one into false hopes. She traps one within their own dreams become nightmares.  For this morning, when I awoke, my Canon EOS D20 Digital SLR Camera had left me for someone who had $660.  I had been left for someone with a bigger open credit card balance than I had. I had been left for purely fiscal reasons.

I found myself alone in my fantasies.  The sky was really a smoggy grey, buildings crumbled and crashed at my feet, my household name became a household nothing-- and the giggles of unimagined human-camera hybrid children ceased abruptly, leaving behind a bitter, empty silence. And now I sit, in an unlit room, left with only the thoughts of what might have been...

Damn you eBay. From Hell's Heart I spit at thee.  With my last breath-- oh, who am I kidding?  Like I'd really have won anyway.  But still.  Would have been nice.  But for now, I'll be over here fantasizing about this awesome deal I found on some hard to get beer... there's only four days left on the auction!

me
Putting my pennies in a jar...
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