Over the course of the past few years I’ve attended numerous charitable events where Silent and Live Auctions have been conducted. My husband and I have walked away from almost every event empty handed. (On one such sad occasion we were outbid in the last few seconds on a Fenway Park package – ouch!).
On Saturday night we attended a Benefit Gala for our children’s school at a local country club. Now, based on our poor success rate, my husband has developed the dangerous habit of bidding on a ton of items. As he scoured the ballroom upping his bids on a score of items, I wondered what his reaction would be if he actually won. As we sat down for dinner I suggested we might want to hold off on bidding during the Live Auction — since we had no idea how many items we might have picked up during the Silent Auction. Paddle Boy couldn’t resist….however!
By eleven-thirty we tallied up our bounty….and loaded our SUV full of gift baskets. I laughed the whole way home because Paddle Boy was like a four-year old who just scored big at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Oh, in case you’re wondering…golf and beer were the common themes in our gift items.