“One million dollars!”
The man had burst into the auction room and cried his bid out before anyone could stop him. This was just the effect he was looking for.
Everyone looked around and gasped as the bid was given. He had caused quite a commotion, the whole flow of the auction had been disrupted.
He stood proudly between the flung open double doors still with his hand raised in the air.
“Sir,” the auctioneer sneered “The bid stands at four point seven million dollars”
There was a pause.
“Oh” He replied at last.
He sheepishly backed through the doors.