For Sale: One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown.
Only worn twice: Once at the wedding and once
for these pictures.
Divorce forces sale
I found my ex-wife's wedding
dress in the attic when I moved. She took
the $4000 engagement ring but left the
dress. I was actually going to have a
dress burning party when the divorce became
final, but my sister talked me out of it. She said, "That's such a gorgeous dress. Some
lucky girl would be glad to have it. You should
sell it on EBay. At least get something back for
it." So, this is what I'm doing. I'm selling it hoping to get enough money for maybe a couple of Mariners tickets and some beer. This dress cost me $1200 that my drunken sot of an ex-father-in-law swore up and down he would pay for but didn't so I got stuck with the bill. Luckily I only got stuck with his
daughter for 5 years. Thank the Lord we
didn't have kids. If they would have turned out
like her or her family I would have slit my
wrists. Anyway, it's a really nice dress as you can see in the pictures. Personally, I think it looks like a $1200
shower curtain, but what do I know about
this. We tried taking pictures of this lovely white garment but it didn't look right on the hanger as you can see, so my sister says, "You need a model." Well, quite frankly my sister isn't exactly small, (like a size 12 is?) so she wouldn't pose for the picture. Seeing as I have sworn off women for the time being and I aint friends with any, it left me holding the bag. I took
the liberty of blacking out my face - not to
protect the ex-wife but to protect me from my
bar buddies and co-workers finding out about
it. I would never live it down. Actually I didn't think my head would fit in the neck hole, but then I figured she got her Texas cheerleader hair through there I could get my head in it. Though,
after looking at the pictures, I thought it made
me look fat. How do you women wear this crap? I only had to walk 3 feet and I tripped twice. Don't worry ladies - I am wearing clothes on underneath it. I gotta
say it did make me feel very pretty. So if it
can make me feel pretty, it can make you feel
pretty, especially on the most important day of
your life, right? Anyway,
I was told to say it has a train and a veil and
all kinds of shiny beady things. I think it's funny
that one picture makes it look like the chest
an Imperial Storm Trooper. Did I
mention that all I want is a ball game and
beer? Cheap at twice the price. Ladies, you won't regret this. You may
regret the dude you marry but not the dress.
Just a little side note - As
I was putting this ad in EBay, it asked me for a
color. Is a wedding dress any other
freaking color than white or ivory??!! If
it is it wouldn't be a wedding dress, now would
it?? I suppose black would work...
On Apr-26-04 at 10:38:31 PDT, seller
added the following information:
Well, the auction is a
little over half over and I am just amazed. This
thing has taken more hits than that pothead that
lives in the next building. Man, oh man, if hits were bucks I'd be getting a suite at Safeco.
I also have received TONS
of email. I don't have the time to reply to all of them but I just want to let everyone know that I appreciate the well wishes.
Of the email I
Five or so were invitations
to ball games in other states. Two of
those were for little league games. Do they
have those cushy executive boxes with the free
chicken wings at those?
One email was from
Scotland. It's a good thing he wrote it because I wouldnt be able to understand a word he said. Never did get through Braveheart.
Most were thanking me for
the laugh. You’re entirely welcome. Five
years of misery was well worth the hearty guffaw
that was my pleasure to give you.
yeah. I also got three marriage proposals. Yes, you
read it right - three marriage proposals. I feel
like one of those mass murderers on death
row. I never understood how the hell they got
more chicks than I did. Now I
know. They sold crap on eBay.
On Apr-26-04 at 23:45:56 PDT, seller
added the following information:
The hit counter is starting to look like the odometer in my truck! Not the new shiny black full-size 4-wheel-drive American pick-up that I had to part with, but the somewhat older, multicolored, lumpy, tiny, 2-wheel-drive foreign pick-up that belches smoke. A little something about that vehicle, though: it's absolutely amazing! When I get inside it to go to the store, I am all depressed. But when I arrive at the store, I'm so freaking loopy from inhaling the fumes, I forget why I went there in the first place. I'm saving buckets of money. Of course, I will probably have to spend it all on the tuberculosis I will acquire, but hey, you can't have everything.
I felt compelled to
update this ad once more due to all of your
emails. The first thing I have to say is thank
you all for your support in my time of need. It
was a truly harrowing experience. Some of you
men know exactly what I mean.
Seeing as this has
turned into my little public forum, I just want
to address a few of the emails that kind of left
me scratching my head.
I now have five marriage proposals. You would think my speaking of the ones I already got yesterday would have put a damper on it, but you women sure are persistent. One woman actually said she doesn't want to marry me, but wouldn't mind being my ex-wife. Hmmm. Let me think about that. Nope. No thanks, already got one. (Pssst. Didn't I mention I had one? Who wants an ex-wife that can't read? Now, I know what you guys are thinking - "If she can't read, then the divorce would be smooth sailing." Well, that would be all well and good but I didn't say her ATTORNEY couldn't read. You following me on this?)
Other emails are serious buyers asking about the dress. "How long is the train?" and "Does the gown come with the headdress and veil?" Yes, headdress and veil are included, but the do-rag stays with me. And if the train was long enough for my ex's caboose, it's long enough for yours. You will have to supply your own baggage, though. I gave mine to Goodwill.
There was this one woman who wrote, "You should have covered your tattoos. People will be able to recognize you, like on America's Most Wanted." HELLO!!! I'm a guy selling a dress. I'm not wanted for war crimes.
Some of your emails made me laugh. Like the bitter woman that wished she had her ex's testicles to sell on eBay. I'm not too sure there's a market for that, though. Then there was the guy that gave his wife's wedding dress to the Salvation Army by mistake, thinking it was a Christmas tree. Guess he didn't have any Christmas balls that year.
This has also been a
learning experience for me. I got a lot of
messages correcting me about the color of
wedding dresses. For Russian Orthodox, they are
blue. For Chinese they are red. Mexico has
multi-colored ones. All I know is, for my next
wedding I will be wearing a hairy, flesh-toned
ensemble because I will be buck naked with a toe
tag lying on a slab in the morgue because I
would have killed myself.
A lot of folks were asking me if I wear women's dresses a lot. I can honestly say that this is the first time I have ever donned female attire. It's also the first time I've been inside something feminine that didn't nag me to take out the garbage.
It seems a few
people have taken offense to my inferring a size
12 is big. One male even pointed out that
Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. Now, I would agree
with you that size 12/14 is small if I lived
elsewhere. But I live right here in the good old
48 Contiguous, where binging and purging is a
way of life. American women do not want to be
double digits in size. Just ask any woman what
size they want to be. Invariably they will say
five or seven. Wealthy will be the person that
opens a store for Lane Bryant-sized women but
sews size 7 tags on all the clothes.
On the flip side of that, I have taken offense to some of the people that told me I'm ugly and a loser. All I have to say is you'd be ugly too if you had a huge white blotch on your face. And as far as being a loser, I think you have it all wrong. I am such the winner. It isn't every day an average guy can make 50,000 people laugh. Thanks to each and every one of you from the heart of my bottom.
the high profile of this item, I am changing the
listing to Pre-Approved Bidders Only. To be
pre-approved, please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and include
"Serious Bidder" in the subject line of the
email and I will return your email to
pre-approve your bidding on the auction. Thank
you for your interest.
Woooooooohoooooo! What a wild ride! The
emails are coming faster than the hits. And now
personal appearances. First Star94 radio in
Atlanta, then King5 in Seattle,now the Today
Show with that
Al "I will turn this car around" Roker.
amazing; all this media hype. Hey, Al! Any
relation to Roxy?
EBay has graciously
allowed me to update this page once more. So I
will keep it brief.
This one guy emailed
me and said, "Hey, bud. What part of Texas do
Uh... Well, sir, I am from
Seattle. Uh, Seattle, Texas.
Right next to
AreYouAFreakingMoron, Texas, which is a hop,
skip and jump from IWasEducatedByGeorgeBush,
Texas. Thanks for asking, neighbor.
have a website coming that everyone can check
out. It will be up soon.
Please only bid
if you are serious. Or really, really hot.