Pretty hats are not good for my heart.December 13, 2012
A week ago I was thrifting Ebay in search for a new hat from the thirties or forties. At page one my eye fell on a hat so pretty that I gasped and stared apathetic and called on my boyfriend immediately. He's a master at bidding on Ebay and barely lost a bid. The bidding would end after 5 days, and that meant for me 5 days of nervousness. The first two days I was the only bidder. The third day, another person made a bid on the hat but Ben and I immediatly outbid the person. At the last day another person stepped in and made a giant bid and we had a hard time outbidding it. However, Ben didn't respond immediately and we had to stay awake 'till 02.00 in the night if we wanted to win this hat. Ben made a skilled move by eventually outbidding the person 4 minutes before the bidding would end, and we were nervously counting down the seconds.
My heart skipped many beats when we saw the congratulations for winning it. I can tell you that I have been so nervous throughout the whole day and could barely think about something else than the hat. I do not recognize myself in this behaviour at all. Point is also that I cannot stand my loss, nor can Ben.
I had to pay a ridiculous price, and you'll all probably find me ridiculous if you heard how many this hat would cost me. I do know Ebay, love to browse through all the beautiful stuff, but I never ever bid on an item, so this was my first time. Hell, I am not sure If I can go through this again another time. But like everyone says: Ebay is very addictive. So we'll see.