eBay Finds the Knight in Shining Armor
The Station couldn't resist this little item. Storage-related it's not, but here it is anyway.
We were just taking a late-afternoon break to watch talented English songster James Blunt do a number on Ellen DeGeneres' popular ABC talk show. Turns out James actually put his sister up on eBay and sold her to the highest bidder.
"She was looking for a knight in shining armor," Blunt said as he related the story to the audience. "She needed to get to a funeral in southern Ireland, but all the planes and trains and buses weren't working [apparently due to a transit strike].
"I'm an eBay addict anyway, so I thought of putting her situation up on the site.
"A bunch of guys responded, bid on her, and one guy -- who owned a helicopter -- won. He took her to the funeral.
"The thing we didn't expect was that six months later, they got married."
And they lived happily ever after. Who says IT business isn't romantic?