Some of you may be aware that I am searching for a baritone horn (actually euphonium) for my nephew with a little help from my friends (especially ttyymmnn). Well, I found a good one at a great price that I thought I’d bid on. I was the only bidder when I put in mine with 5 min. left on the clock.

Well, I thought I was home free when, at less than 30 seconds to go, some cocksucker fine upstanding citizen slipped in under me with his bid, and before I could counter, the clock ran out.

May his valves stick and the lacquer peel off in a week.