Monday, June 30, 2008

Do-Over begins

A few months ago, I posted an entry about Ian Usher, who wanted a d0-over in his life. Seems Ian was tired of his current life, wanted to sell it and start over. Well, it seems like he's accomplished his goal (at least on the surface) and the auction is over.

The winning bid was $399,300, an earlier bid of $2m was found to be fake. My earlier report indicated he was hoping for $390,000, so he didn't do too bad.

Ian packed up his life: his house, car, etc. including his job and friends. Yep, his employer promises to give the buyer a try at his former job and he's sending a list of his friends.

So why do it? "Of course, at the root of it all was a girl" according to this article. Makes sense. Most of the major decisions in my life can be traced to a female. Some for the better. Some, well I'd rather not think of those.

Now Ian gets to start over. Good luck Ian. I hope you find what you're looking for. More importantly, I hope you get away from the things you don't want.


kayte said...

yeah, don't faint. I'm commenting.

Didn't this guy's daddy ever teach him that you can't really run away from your problems? Or in his case sell them to the highest bidder. I think he'll probably find that he's gonna miss most things in his "old" life. My heart is sad for him.

emilymburgess said...

Good emotion. Guy emotion of course. I need detailed emotion. :) ie. LIke the way YOU felt when you read Ian's story or the way you feel when your kids harrass you.

Randy said...

Kayte, see, it didn't hurt at all, did it?

Yes, I suspect Ian will wake up one day in the future and think "why did I do this?"

But part of me is a little envious.

Emily, guy emotion, at least it's a start. What did you expect?