The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 December 2006

Good things come to those who wait

But sometimes the Bandolier of Carrots is sold out:

[T]his morning, for about ten minutes, Woot had 3000 bags of "Random Stuff" (stuff is not their word but I don't like their word) for sale. One dollar, plus five dollars shipping. The wooters were there, 1:00 am. By 1:14 it was sold out, they were devastated (except for the lucky 3,000).

There was also this timely advice (de-expurgated by me) to those wooted out:

  1. Thou shalt expect nothing beyond one bag of some kind and your chosen quantity of crappy items (which should be THREE).

  2. Thou shalt not whine and complain when some people's crap turns out to be nicer than yours.

  3. Thou shalt take a moment to consider whether you might be better off just not buying this crap.

  4. Thou shalt not order just one crap and blame it on anything but your own inattention.

  5. To paraphrase Stephen Stills, shalt thou not get the crap you want, want the crap you get.

Words, albeit stuffy crappy words, to live by.

Posted at 9:17 PM to Bushel of Currency