Going once…going twice…it’s the 3rd Annual Benefit Auction! Last week, as the official auctioneer, our CEO auctioned off items to a rapt crowd of Benefit employees armed with “benebucks” and pink bidding paddles.
It was quite the array of items up on the auction block, from new beauty products (obvi), to a feather duster with matching leopard dust pan, an antique tea set and even hat-shaped hat hooks. All of these gently-loved items were brought in by fellow Benefit employees and deemed ready for a new home.
Being slightly competitive, I had my eyes set on a new popcorn set, and was willing to spend all the ”benebucks” in the world to get it! After a tense bidding showdown, I am now the proud owner of a popcorn set (however, I must admit I didn’t think through the logic of actually getting it home).
A few bidding wars, no tears, and a great pizza party for lunch, this auction was far better than Christie’s and everyone wins; all additional items that weren’t auctioned off were donated to Goodwill. Once I figure out how to get a popcorn set on the bus, I’m thinking that my weekend will consist of a movie…and some popcorn.