OK - last night we went to a cocktail party over in Prince Frederick. It was a fund-raiser for the United Way hosted by one of the Board Members of my organization. I looked smashing as did my date if I may say so myself - but I digress.
At this soiree, there was a silent auction - you know where you write down your name or an assigned number and how much you are willing to bid on an item. Since the event was hosted by one of my Board Members I felt compelled to write my number on several bid sheets because, after all, I was certainly going to be out-bid by the end of the evening!
One of the items I bid on was an under-counter wine refrigerator. I bid $200. The next bid was $250 so I knew that all was good and I had no worries.
The gentleman that bid $250 changed his mind (after I left the party and right before the bid sheets were collected) so I am now the proud owner of an under-counter wine refrigerator that holds 24 bottles and 2 six packs.
Moral of the story: Don't bid even if it is politically correct.