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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Take my life.........Please!

We have all had our moments of crisis and heartache and sorrow but this guy is doing what most of us never had the guts to do.

He is selling everything and starting over!

I don't just mean his stuff, I mean EVERYTHING! His house, his furniture, his car, his JOB and his Friends!

Ian Usher, a British immigrant to Australia, said Tuesday he would auction everything he owns and more on e-Bay starting June 22. "On the day it's all sold and settled, I intend to walk out of my front door with my wallet in one pocket and my passport in the other, nothing else at all," Usher says on his website.

Up for bid is Usher's three-bedroom house in the western city of Perth and everything inside it, his car, motorcycle, jet ski and parachuting gear.

Usher says he is also selling a one-time introduction to his friends and a trial run at his job - a plan endorsed by his friends and his employer.

In media interviews on Tuesday, Usher said he wants a fresh start after realizing that most things in his current life remind him of the relationship he had with the wife of five years whom he broke up with more than a year ago.

"Everything that I have - the furniture in the house - all has memories attached to it," Usher, 44, told Seven Network television. "It's time to shed the old, and in with the new."

Usher said his life will be sold in one lot, and that bidders should expect to pay more than 420,000 Australian dollars (US$390,000; Ç250,000), which is the upper end of a realtor's valuation of his house that he has posted online.
Joy Jones, who co-owns the rug store in Perth where Usher worked as a shop assistant, said she liked the auction idea and wanted to help out. Joy Jones Rugs is offering the successful bidder a two-week trial, which could be extended for three months and then become permanent if it works out.

"When Ian came with this idea - because we had seen him go through a breakup of marriage and pain and bits and pieces - I thought it was really exciting," Jones told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "We thought, why not give it a go?"
Usher said his friends in Perth had also proved willing to be introduced to the highest bidder - allowing him to advertise his auction as offering a complete lifestyle.

Usher, who was born in Darlington, England, plans to open the auction at noon Perth time (0300 GMT) on June 22 and accept the last bid exactly one week later. He said he hopes to set off travelling, including a visit to his mother in England, as soon as the auction is over.

"My current thoughts are to then head to the airport, and ask at the flight desk where the next flight with an available seat goes to, and to get on that and see where life takes me from there," he wrote online.
Bon Voyage

(On a side note, I have wanted to do the same thing a few times over the years and go back to Vancouver where I spent a couple of years in the early 70's..... but I never had the guts and/or the opportunity when it presented itself, so I guess I'm destined to live out my life here in London, Ontario. Which all things considered is not that bad!)

Ian also qualifies for our "Winner of the Day" trophy because after all kids, if you're gonna do it, then do it right!!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Anonymous tamara k., said...

Sounds like he'll probably write a book about it and go on Oprah!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 3:33:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Simply Ashley, said...

Neat concept!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:24:00 p.m.  
Anonymous *Holly * said...

Great article!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:25:00 p.m.  

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