WOW!!! You must be clairvoyant Jimmyaustintx!
I saw those pictures and was stunned. So since you are so good, you and the rest of the bunch pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and get ready for a story that will live in legend and song.
Let me preface this story by admitting I've never bid for anything online before(also my name and intellectual prowess have never been used in the same sentence) and the only time I ever went to an auction in my life, I literally went to scratch the family jewels and ended up with $400 worth of tools (and learned a hard lesson about rubbing the family...well, you get the picture).
But I digress...
Ok...I wake up, it's a beautiful day. Get my coffee, turn on the computer, and settle in for a morning of excitement and anticipation. I'm going to bid on some buses today! I've by God paid my deposit, got me a number and I'm unstoppable (uninformed, unlearned and unintelligent too). But hey, no fear here. I set my hat at a rakish angle, pull my undies up ABOVE my bellybutton and sit with my fingers poised for action. The countdown begins....Now being typically male I'm not very good at either reading or following instructions. So anyway, I've got my eye on several buses and I'm by God gonna land one of them. The ending times are staggered so the bidding on each bus ends one minute later than the one previous. All new territory to me. Sweat beads on my brow. My fingers tremble.
This boy is going to wait until the last minute, swoop in there like a predatory bird and fly off into the sunset with a big yellow bus clenched in his talons and a victorious smile on his face. One minute left. All is quiet on the bidding front. I dive in! Well, here is where that instruction reading part comes in. Yeah that's right, that part I didn't read. By bidding in the last minutes I caused the bidding to extend for another 5 minutes. Aaaargh! The dam bursts! There is a flurry of bidding activity on MY bus. The nerve! I whimper, regain my composure and drop down to another bus I've got my eye on. I place a bid on another bus. 5 minutes left on this one, but I haven't gone much over what the last person bid with my max and this one is pretty active. I hit refresh and go back to bus #1. No longer in the lead, I bump her a G-spot. Back on top! And time is running out!
Now at this point, my girlfriend walks in, fresh out of the shower and looking all sparkly and beautiful. Being male and currently self-unemployed my attention span is not what it should be. So there she was looking all sparkly and beautiful...all spa....yeah there's that attention span thing. Anyway she excitedly asks where we are. Well, "Here" I say. Attention span. "No, in the bidding!" Oh yeah, the bidding!. I hit refresh. I've won! We dance for joy. We hug. We kiss. We sit back down and scroll down to bus number 2. I hit refresh. And then my girlfriend gives me THE LOOK. No not the one that says, "You sure are a handsome intelligent stud and a great lover."... but the OTHER one. You guessed it. I now own TWO buses. Yeah, that's right. TWO! I never thought my paltry raise would hold. Maybe I shoulda stopped and scratched....Anybody want to buy a bus?