Tonight in youth group we played a game called 'The Values Auction' where we got into pairs and bid on certain things in life we would like to experience (with a maximum of $10 million spending money).
Such things put up for auction included discovering a cure for cancer, donating $50,000 to a charity, having a loving family..you get the drift.
Anyway I teamed up with Hamish, and our main objective was to score the SUPER HOT GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND!
Along the way we ended up bidding for stupid things like doing something special for the family, scoring a professional sports contract for two years (that was a slip of the tongue when the highest bid was $1 million and I just accidentally called out $2 million without thinking!), feeling safe (we were only told after we made the highest bid that we'd only be feeling safe, not actually being safe! I suppose at least life would be better somewhat...), and having the respect of your peers.
It was interesting to see that the girls were doing all the bidding initially while the guys decided to proceed cautiously and wait a bit to see what other auctions there were. The girls soon started to run out of money, which left all the good ones to us!
A common theme seemed to revolve around making your life being better than Calum's, like getting a degree you really want unlike Calum, getting you dream career, unlike Calum, and having respect of your peers, unlike Calum who gets bullied by little girls. Yes, yes my life's become a joke!
Anyway, finally the auction for what we most desired came up - for the super-hot girlfriend/boyfriend! Let's just say Hamish and I took it out for a little over $2 million! That makes up for all the other things we wasted our money on!