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Ask drunk ... I mean silent auction thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    True story. I am six drinks in at an event that my company is sponsoring, and I just got introduced to Ben Bernanke. I had no idea what he looked like. Resisted the urge to ask, "So, how about that economy?" I am thinking about bidding on a commemorative WaPo press plate from inauguration day. Nobody has bid so far.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Bid on Bernanke.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The way his stock's dropping FDP can wait a few weeks and get a better price.
  4. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Make it eight drinks then start bidding against him on every turn.
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Bernanke just left. I got a picture with him. Facebook is in his future.
  6. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Solid. How tanked do you look in the picture?
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I haven't seen it yet. The professional photographer who was on hand will get a call from me in the morning for a copy.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    FYI, I am the proud owner of the press plate.
  9. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member


    I think all of us are wondering, though. Did you spend more on the plate or more for your drinks tonight? ;D
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I spent nothing on drinks. That was all TARP. I spent $150 on the plate.
  11. Frankly, given his irresponsible actions which helped create this economic debacle, I'd have slapped him with a glove and given him his choice of weapons -- percussion pistols or sabers. Or, since he's no gentleman, merely turned and walked away.
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