Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oddly Enough - 1

There has never been a lack of oddities in this world!
With the advent of the internet, these eccentrics have found a new avenue of expression!
Not that i'm complaining, the world has become much more colourful now! And they add a much needed laugh to our lives!
Here's one among them -
This man in Australia has put up an auction on eBay to sell of his entire life!! Read this in his own words!
A man in Australia is auctioning his life -- his house, his job, his clothes and his friends -- on eBay, after his marriage broke up, saying he wants to start a new life.

"It's time to move. A completely fresh start. I want to see where life takes me," Ian Usher, 44, told Australian television on Tuesday from Perth in Western Australia state.

Usher said he was auctioning his life as "a package" with his house in Perth valued at around A$420,000 (US$385,000).

"Hi there, my name is Ian Usher, and I have had enough of my life! I don't want it any more! You can have it if you like!," reads his Web site, which has a link to eBay for bidders.

Usher said his life auction, which starts on June 22, included not only his house, a car, a motorbike, a jet ski and a spa, but also an introduction to "great friends" and a job at a rug shop in Perth for a trial two-week period.

"When it's over, I will just walk out the front door, take my wallet, my passport and start a new life," he said.

Usher said his ex-wife had heard of his auction.

"Her last comment was, 'it seems a bit mental to me'," he said.

Source - Reuters

Nice, huh? As we were talking about earlier, there has never been a lack of weird things happening over the world, right from time immemorial! But with the internet taking over most of the things in our lives, these too have gone online!
Actually, Usher is not so crazy! We often hear the idiom - 'Start Afresh'- That's what he's doing too! But in a more pragmatic way!
Cheers, Usher and all the best with your new life!!
Know of some other crazy stuff? Do let me know!

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