Monday, May 14, 2007

Auction thief


This past Saturday there was an auction in town. My dad had a table of some of his old metal and wooden toys he placed on this auction to sell. ( I kept telling the auctioneer it was my inheritance so get a lot for it).One particular old metal manure spreader sold for $265.00. Amazing for an old toy.
Before the auction started the man conducting the auction told us to keep an eye on the stuff because people will steal.(Gasp!!!!! Not in good Orange city,he had to be mistaken).
No he was not. There was one particular man who kept returning to our table and looking at a tin of marbles.Each time he came by he would pour a bunch into his hand look and put them back and walk away.I think this went on 5 or 6 times. I figured he must be a marble expert and was wanting to make sure they were good and old.After all what else would he be doing.After the last time he came there an other man came up to my dad and me and said you better watch him he just took a marble.Come to find out each time he would stick one or two marbles in his palm between a figure and walk away and pocket it.I wanted to go confront him but my dad seemed to not be as upset as I was. I passed the warning on to an other man who was one of the main sellers at the auction and witnessed the marble man doing his thing as we spoke.After that each time he would walk near our tables we would stand right there and watch him.I am pretty sure he knew he was being watched. And when he went to the other table he was told no more touching just look.
First of all I would never be smart enough to figure out how to do that. Secondly,for a stinking marble he must have been hard up.Thirdly, I would not care to look in a mirror at myself after doing that.
So if you've lost your marbles they may well be in the palm of the man with the gold t-shirt and black cap.
See Becky I am not so bad after all.

10 comments:

Roy and Lori said...

How dare he! Some people are just
shameless!

Other than that rotten old man, I hope you had a very nice weekend!

Take care!

Beckyb said...

You know Mr. Brian - that would be funny if it weren't true!! Some people!!! I just can't imagine over marbles!!!

Emmie said...

How dispicable! :)

libgran said...

It reminds me of the story of the guy crossing the border with wheelbarrow full of sand. The border guards were sure he was stealing but try as hard as they could they could never figure out what he was stealing. Turns out it was the wheelbarrows! Brother. and you're right, it would be hard to look at yourself in the mirror afterwards. He must do it quite a bit since his concscience seems to be dulled

Steffie B. said...

Weirdo! lol

cougchick said...

So that's where my marbles have gone. I always wondered...

Thanks for the encouraging words.

redmaryjanes said...

It seems incredible that someone would go to that much trouble to steal marbles.

kris said...

I second Roy and Lori! That is shameless...

hope your're enjoying your weekend though!

The Shocks said...

It is so hard to understand why people do things like this. What did their parents teach them.

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

I can't stand MARBLE THIEVES! You think you are safe and then something like this happens.

I don't think he was the only theif around there. Someone allowed someone else to pay $265.00 for a manure spreader!