Brit girl, 10, puts ‘annoying but cuddly’ grandma on eBay!October 1st, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): A 10-year-old British schoolgirl tired of her grandmother’s “moaning” decided to sell her on eBay.
Zoe Pemberton, a pupil at the Great Clacton Church of England Junior School, described Marian Goodall, 61, as “rare and annoying and moaning a lot” but also “very cuddly and loves word searches”, reports The Daily Express.
And to her surprise, her granny’s offer shoot up to 20,541 pounds before the online auction site closed down the sale.
Zoe from Clacton, Essex, said: “I was sitting down watching TV and she kept asking me to do things like make her a drink. I was on the laptop and suddenly thought I’d put nan on eBay.
“I didn’t know how much we would get for her, maybe 99 pence. But she’s very good at word searches. She can finish them in 10 minutes.
“I wrote down that her favourite food was curry - she said could I change it to Chinese, apart from that she didn’t seem to mind.”
Zoe’s father Thomas, 31, said she put his mother up for auction after a minor fall-out but added: “They love each other really.
“We’ve had loads of inquiries asking if mum comes with a guarantee or MoT.
“Zoe said she didn’t want to sell her nan but wanted someone to look after her. It was really quite sweet. I didn’t tell her off. It bought a smile to mum’s face.”
EBay, however, put a stop to the auction because it breached strict sales policies.
Jenny Thomas, of eBay, said: “The advert was light-hearted and had been done with the full knowledge of grandma. While no doubt Mrs Goodall would have fetched a princely sum, eBay does not allow the listing of any human. We were still impressed to see 27 bids for the lady in question.” (ANI)
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