People will throw money at the darndest things. Like this pretzel, for instance.
… which is being sold on Ebay by a radio DJ out of Eugene, Oregon. The pretzel’s owner, a Mr. Michael Fleming, found it in a bag of Rold Gold’s three years ago. He said this: “People seemed generally moved by these images and they really seem to believe that the Virgin Mary is before them.” Why the hell did he keep the pretzel for three years?
Here’s the description from Ebay:
You are bidding on the coveted Virgin Mary Pretzel. A member of the staff at The Donkey Show (101.5 KFLY and 106.3 KZZE) stumbled across this religious icon a little over two years ago in a Rold Gold pretzel snack bag. Of course we saw the financial implications of this relic, and decided to sell it to the highest bidder. This is a once in a lifetime auction, this pretzel is in mint condition, and could be yours if the price is right. If it was not for the Lord Jesus Christ smiling upon the pretzel factory on the day of this little pretzel’s conception, you would never have the opportunity to have it for your very own. Think of the magic that would enlighten your soul every time you looked at The Virgin Mary Pretzel sitting on your mantle or nightstand, right next to your rosary and bible. Jesus decided to commemorate his virgin mother in a salted treat that can be yours with the highest bid. Bid with confidence, as this item is being posted by a radio show, and we can’t legally lie about something of this magnitude! This little morsel is 100% legit, in the most Holy of ways. This item comes with the original packaging, with “sell by” date included!
28 bidders, 9 days left, $10,100 and rising. I will now carefully inspect everything I eat.