It was another busy week. The exhaustion makes me want to complain, but I’m exhausted from all great things.
However, I can’t deny being tired. When I’m tired my fuse is much shorter. That might be why I so readily agreed with this AOTW nomination.
You would probably be surprised how often I get AOTW nominations. Sometimes I’ve already seen the same thing; sometimes I disagree; and sometimes I’m served up a perfect nomination. This is a case of the latter.Here’s the auction: M.U.S.C.L.E. Men Figure SUPER RARE Ashuraman Muscle Men Figure Toy. Normally this type of listing would get a snarky comment as I took a look at the various eBay M.U.S.C.L.E. listings. Collectively we’d probably roll our eyes at another uninformed, greedy seller.
That’s not the case this time. A very nice, very polite M.U.S.C.L.E. collector tried to inform the seller he had made a mistake. (I’m omitting the collector’s name and eBay ID because there’s no upside, that I can see, to sharing it.) The entire interaction is available to read in the picture below.
Even the response from the seller is ok. He seems to admit he clueless – and there’s nothing wrong with that.
But then he doesn’t change anything. He just leaves it exactly the same. No edits. No price reduction. Nothing.
I am bewildered by peoples’ ability to ignore information. I actually wish I had that ability. It must be so blissful. I learn new things and it reshapes my opinion, or forces me to learn more, or compels me to re-examine my own thoughts and opinions – it causes me some type of reaction.
I imagine you would see this seller on the street wearing shoes on his hands. He wouldn’t have a single doubt about his choice. In fact he’d probably be happy and confident about it. Lovingly a stranger would come up to this bloody, barefooted, shoe-gloved man and say, “Those actually go on your feet. That way you’re feet won’t get anymore cuts.”
“Yeah, I know – right.”
The stranger would just watch as more and more bloody footprints are left behind.
– “The plastic covering on the card has come loose so I taped the covering to the card.” So…$16 for four, Flesh figures?
– Finally! My “👹👺😈☠️💀👊” search term paid off.
– 184 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
– Way too crazy high.
– I like the $0.99 auctions.
– The sixth picture sells the lot. Good choice.
– This is just the AOTW doubling-down.
– $120 for 28 smokey figures. (Read the last line.)
– What is happening?
This is two weeks in a row with a weak ending.