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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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#1 11 years ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Wanted: Young single woman in need of cut price romantic Caribbean holiday. The vacation for two is on sale on Internet site eBay for just a fraction of its 2,400 pound ($4,700) value. But here's the catch -- it comes with a companion. Adam Croot, who had planned the holiday to propose to his partner, was dumped by her just weeks ago. But rather than lose the money on the non-refundable flights and hotel deposit, the 39-year-old decided to go anyway and find another woman to join him, for a payment of 642 pounds ($1,259). "Many of my friends would say, 'that is just too high a price to pay' but what the hell, nothing ventured, nothing gained," Croot said on eBay. The rules of the Couples Swept Away resort and spa at Negril, Jamaica, state it is for heterosexual couples only, so he cannot go alone, or with a male friend on the week-long break in February. He has also laid down some ground rules, such as not wishing to go with anyone old enough to be his granny, nor with anyone "who has a jealous husband" because he likes his arms and legs "where they are." Croot has had more than 2,500 "hits" from people viewing his eBay page, which includes reviews of the resort and pictures of himself.

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So basically, any old tart can buy it and go on holiday for cheap without having to spend a minute with this man? Is he thick? Seriously, not only did he humiliate himself buy announcing to basically the whole wide web that he folked out on this expensive holiday for his girlfriend not only to get dumped by her and now he is now offering it to any old girl for cheap which he will never probably see again after the holiday. Wow. What would you do in his situation?




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#2 11 years ago

They are really selling some crazy shit on ebay. :cort:




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#3 11 years ago
Gavin1701;3453836They are really selling some crazy shit on ebay. :cort:

cause some people are crazy :p




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#4 11 years ago
Bob L. Scrachy;3454838I don't think trying to turn something good out of something bad is what i would call humiliating. Too many people these days think becoming emo and hiding away in ones home is a good way to get over a breakup. I think this guy has the right idea. He wants to forget about his old girlfriend and make good on a trip at the same time.

Trying to forget about his old girlfriend is a good way to go, that's for sure however announcing it on ebay is hardly a sane thing to do. It's actually more of a attention seeking, feel sorry for me kind of thing. He is basically making himself out to be a complete loser in the process.




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#5 11 years ago

I think this guy's got a good idea. I mean, he already spent the money, and this is his only possible way to get any of it back.




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#6 11 years ago

well its either that or you spent a shit load of money for absolutely no reason




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#7 11 years ago
HairySheep;3454829well its either that or you spent a shit load of money for absolutely no reason

You could always take your mother or go with a friend :rolleyes:




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#8 11 years ago
Dr.Riot;3453331 So basically, any old tart can buy it and go on holiday for cheap without having to spend a minute with this man? Is he thick? Seriously, not only did he humiliate himself buy announcing to basically the whole wide web that he folked out on this expensive holiday for his girlfriend not only to get dumped by her and now he is now offering it to any old girl for cheap which he will never probably see again after the holiday. Wow. What would you do in his situation?

I would've just sold the package on ebay. Trying to sell yourself with it would make for an awkward trip. I don't think trying to turn something good out of something bad is what i would call humiliating. Too many people these days think becoming emo and hiding away in ones home is a good way to get over a breakup. I think this guy has the right idea. He wants to forget about his old girlfriend and make good on a trip at the same time.




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#9 11 years ago

I think this guy's got a good idea. I mean, he already spent the money, and this is his only possible way to get any of it back.