17 Jun

“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.


11 Responses to “Bid”

  1. jackkholt 17 June 2012 at 10:23 #

    Ha! He’s like a really rubbish cross between Lovejoy and Dr Evil.

    • Mr S 17 June 2012 at 15:56 #

      Now there’s an idea for a film…

  2. Terry Tyler 18 June 2012 at 13:29 #

    Laughed out loud. That “oh”. Lovejoy!!!!!

  3. L. A. Parzybok 20 June 2012 at 15:27 #

    What a great and funny story.

  4. Mr S 20 June 2012 at 16:25 #

    Thanks guys! This one’s been in my head for ages :-)

  5. John Wiswell 22 June 2012 at 03:38 #

    Heh, that was cute. Reminds me of some Looney Tunes sketches. Not the response most people are expecting when they joke about running in on an auction.

  6. Natalie Bowers 23 June 2012 at 17:45 #

    Oops! Perhaps he should have paused at the door to listen before bursting in. Nice one!

  7. Clive Martyn 23 June 2012 at 20:34 #

    Wonder what he was bidding on :) nicely written.

  8. timvansant 24 June 2012 at 20:00 #

    Cute. I like the twist. I can hear a “never mind” as he backs away.

  9. richardbon 24 June 2012 at 23:39 #

    Maybe he thought it was a reverse auction? I suppose not by the way he slinked his way out of the room.


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