Diane: This is so exciting! I’ve never been to an Auction before.
Martin: Sit down. It’s about to start. The Auctioneer is on the Podium with her Gavel and she’s ready to start the Bidding.
Diane: Are you bidding on the first Lot?
Martin: No, the Reserve is too high. See? The Opening bid is over 10,000 dollars. I’m not surprised. Items of that quality don’t appear on the Auction block very often.
Diane: What are those people doing on the phone?
Martin: They are bidding On behalf of people who can’t be here, the Absentee bidders. Hey, stop waving that Paddle around! The auctioneer is going to think that you’re placing a bid.
Diane: Oh, sorry. Listen, the price is up to 30,500 dollars. Going, going, gone! The auction house is going to make a nice Commission on that one. This is so much fun!
Martin: Shhh! I’m going to bid on the next lot. Where is the paddle?
Diane: The paddle?
Martin: Yeah, the paddle. Where did you put it?
Diane: I had it just a minute ago.
Martin: Find it, Or else I’m putting your head on the block.
Diane: The auction block?
Martin: No, the Chopping block!