Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Damn that eBay!

I was seriously considering buying Belgium until they stopped the sale. The bidding was up to 10 million euros, but considering it was for an entire country it seemed like a deal to me (even with the national debt and the expenses of supporting the king and his court). I had plans for that place. For one thing, I would go there. I rode on a train through Belgium once, but after you buy a country it is probably a good idea to go take a look around. Then I was going to kick out the king and take my rightful place as Pineapple Princess. That would take care of that expense because I was willing to do the job for room and board and maybe a few new outfits (a princess needs to dress the part, right?). I'm not really sure what I was going to do about the 300 billion in national debt, but I wasn't too worried about it. Massive debt doesn't stop this country from spending money we don't have on stuff we don't need. So really, that problem was solved by pretending it wasn't a problem. But now that eBay has stopped the sale of Belgium my poorly thought out plan was all for nothing.


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8 comments:

Jill said...

How rude those eBay people are! After all I think Kenny Chesney has his own island, why can't you have your own country? Then again, maybe Texas should become it's own republic again, right? Then we cuold get foreign aid.

joan said...

i feel sad that you will not be the Princess of Belgium.....the role is perfect for you! As for the 300 billion debt......you'd do what all nations do with debt.....get China to manufacture everything you ever need, pay them on credit cards, and then start a war somewhere. Now, i'm not sure exactly how this works, but......apparently it does. It's just the policy of "keepin' busy and they won't notice stuff". and in the meantime you can wear pretty outfits and eat pastry.

pineapple said...

jill: and it's not like I could make Belgium any worse.

joan: i will just have to use the "buy it now" option the next time someone lists it.

Evil Spock said...

Since your country buying fell through, Evil Spock has a bridge to sell you in consolation . . .

mad said...

Wait till Denmark goes up for sale. Or maybe Finland.

pineapple said...

evil spock: I was thinking more along the lines of some oceanfront property in Arizona.

mad: perhaps. I really had my heart set on Belgium.

Evil Spock said...

Ooh, Evil Spock wants ocean front property in Arizona! Gladly trade you the bridge for it!

Oh, and Evil Spock has a dying Nigerian uncle who wants to deposit money in your account for safekeeping.

Just need your PIN number and Social Security ...

pineapple said...

evil spock: I'm not sure about letting go of that ocean front property in exchange for a bridge. It seems like there are a lot of problems with bridges these days.

But I would love to help your Nigerian uncle. My PIN number is **** and my SSN is ***-**-****. Hope that helps!