Jul 18 2013
eBay, the auction site famous for its knock-off Ray Ban sunglasses and iPhones, recently had a listing for something unique: a baldingÂ oldÂ white guy. Steve Sewell, an unemployed 58-year-old British man, unsuccessfully tried to auction himself off on eBay in an attempt to get the attention of employers. For the low, low price of only 99 pence ($1.50 to us in the colonies), eBay bargain hunters could have had their very own human being. But despite the rock-bottom offer, the posting closed on Monday with no bids. Possibly because owning a human has historically never ended very well. Either that, or the lack of a return policy. Thatâ€™s usually a deal breaker right there. [Continue Reading]
I think I might be crazy, but if a human being voluntarily tries to sell himself than I think it would be OK for a human to own another human being. I hate to say it, but I think Steve might be onto something here. There could be an entire market for humans. If you’re down on your luck or have no hope and don’t want to own your own destiny anymore then why not just sell yourself and let someone else worry about it. It’s quite brilliant. By the way, I’m really hoping that I don’t hear comments about this because if you think I’m being dead serious you should sell yourself.