Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Here's Why the Soviet Union Fell:

8-inch french fry auctioned off for $197
WALCOTT, Iowa -- An 8-inch french fry found by a bartender has sold for nearly $200 on eBay. Mindy Marland said she was working at the Checkered Flag Bar & Grill, across from the Iowa 80 Truckstop, when she spotted the unusually long french fry.

"A waitress was walking by and I saw it sitting right on top of a plate she was getting ready to serve -- I was intrigued by it and took it off the plate," said Marland, 29, of Walcott.

Marland said she decided to sell it on eBay. Bids started at $1. By the time bidding ended, it had sold for $197.50. She said she was surprised at how much it sold for.
She also said she was surprised about the size of the french fry, explaining how it had to travel from where it was made to the restaurant's freezer and finally into the fryer.
"I can't believe it didn't break," said Marland, a mother of two.

See? Capitalism Rocks, just keep your eyes on the fries.

2 comments:

Ky Reader said...

Ok, here's REAL capitalism (sort of): whoever ORDERED that plate of french fries will claim proper ownership of said record price fetching fry and sue in court to get it "back" - at that point it will be worth even more and the bidding war may continue. This fry may be worth millions before this is all over !!

Chuck said...

I just secured the TV Mini series rights to "The Long Fry Story". Court TV has been in contact with me regarding their right to broadcast the trial. Negotiations continue.