Saturday, May 23, 2009

When I grow up, I want to be a digger driver.

One of my 'Stralian cousins sent me this story. (I think she's currently working out how to padlock her computer). Meet three year old Pipi Quinlan.

Cute, yes?

Well ,she is about to get a whole lot cuter (particularly if she's not your daughter).

Recently, while the rest of the family were sleeping, she got up, went to the computer and found herself on the auction website TradeMe. With a couple of well-timed clicks of the mouse, she picked herself up a $20,000 Kobelco earthmoving digger!


Later that morning her mother discovered an email from TradeMe telling her she had won an auction and another email from the seller saying something like 'I think you'll love this digger'." Since she had a few Duplo Lego play kits on her watch-list, she'd assumed she'd won a digger toy-set.

However it didn't take too long before her and her husband worked out that their darling daughter had actually won the auction for a $20,000 digger!

Her husband's reaction? "Well you'll have to move the Honda off the driveway to make way for the Kobelco."

Needless to say, the Quinlans didn't have to front for the digger and the auction has been relisted.

But it just goes to show that the early bird bags the digger.


Meadow said...


One of my nephews, when he was three, would ring the local Chinese place and order all his favourite foods to be delivered.

Not quite as expensive though!

laughykate said...

Outstanding! Did he order by the number of the dish or the name?!

Holemaster said...

Sounds like a good deal actually. I'd imagine those machines cost big money. Maybe they should have bought it and sold it on.

Meadow said...

By name. He's 11 now and his new favourite food is anything Mexican.

laughykate said...

Holemaster, you mean a bit like the guy did with the paper clip?

Meadow, have his parents had to put a bar on the telephone?!