It Looks Like Money On eBay
You know you are in the wrong line of work when someone sells a cornflake onfor $1,350.
Two Virginia sisters got someone to buy the cornflake because it vaguely resembles the outline of the state of Illinois. The 15-year-old sister said she was stuffing dry Frosted Flakes into her mouth between classes when she abruptly stopped because she noticed one of the flakes was in the shape of.
I find this story highly questionable given the geography skills of the average American high-schooler. Many students are unable to recognize the outline of the United States, let alone a state in which they do not live.
Stories like this make me mad, not because I question their authenticity but because I wonder what riches might await me on, assuming I knew how to auction anything on , which I do not.
For example, as I scratch my head while writing this column, I notice that I have a dandruff flake that is in the shape of the. This must certainly be worth more than a cornflake in the shape of a deceased movie director, especially since Hitchcock, for all his talent, did not have to fend off the Chinese army.
Also, I do not see why inanimate objects have to resemble something else to be valuable. I am not a distinguished art scholar per se, but it seems to me that a thing that represents nothing more than itself should attract bidders, too.
For example, there is a hard-boiled egg in my refrigerator that is a perfect representation of a hard-boiled egg. Smooth, white shell. No cracks or dents. Neutral aroma. If I were a hard-boiled egg, I would ask it to marry me.
I am not a greedy person, so I will start the bidding for my hard-boiled egg at $500. Just to spice up the pot, the winning bidder will also receive a half-full jar of Publix mustard.
Also, notice that your receipt is in the shape of’s nose.
Now that’s value.