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.
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.