Australian sells own life on Internet
[ 2007-01-31 09:14 ]
A 24-year-old Australian young man who
sold his life, including baggage from a painful break-up, on eBay says he
is still not quite sure why he did it.
A picture of
Nicael Holt sold his name, phone number and all his possessions,
including clothes, CDs, a surfboard, a laptop, a wonky pushbike, childhood
photos, friends, and a "nice lamp" given to him by an ex-girlfriend, on
the internet auction site.
The successful applicant bid 7,500 dollars (5,790 US) last week to
The identity of the eBay auction winner is known only as ridderstrade.
Holt, a philosophy student from the southern coastal city of Wollongong
who has set up a website to explain his actions and ask for donations to
charity, said he was unable to explain why he sold his life.
In his sales pitch, Holt
said the winner would be entitled to a four-week training course in how to
be him -- including lessons on how to surf, climb, skateboard, fire twirl
and do handstands -- as well as two months of
on-call support afterward.
He also promised to introduce the winner to all his friends and
potential lovers, including eight people he had been flirting with.
"Lifestyle is very social. It includes a lot of going out," he noted on
his eBay advert.
"Friends will treat you exactly as they have treated me. This includes
friends who take me surfing, running, climbing and cook for me. All of
these features will be transferred over to the winning applicant."
His legal identity, passport, qualifications and future inheritance
were not for sale.点击查看更多双语新闻