Hector Remarkable: The thing about golden egg-laying geese is that it, uh, it makes you greedy, and, uh, you kill the goose. Every time, everyone kills the goose, because they're greedy and stupid. I think that's the moral of the story - everyone is greedy and stupid.
Radak: I know scrap dealers probably tend to see things in terms of the scrap value alone, but who in his right mind would consider melting down something that looks like this, or even selling it,
KarmicDisaster: . Assuming that thing weighs more than 2 pounds,
taxandspend: proteus_b: Radak: I know scrap dealers probably tend to see things in terms of the scrap value alone, but who in his right mind would consider melting down something that looks like this, or even selling it, without finding out what it is first? I don't care if the scrap value is enough for a new doublewide. It seems like something that would be worth looking into. Maybe it's just me.First off, this! The thing is supposedly one of the great treasures of art and craft, and the guy wants to melt it down?Secondly, he's all like "I'm just humble folks", but he purchases something for 13,000 dollars (which means he thinks it's worth more than that---otherwise he'd just hang on to his dollars) and then doesn't even investigate it? Or even if he is going to melt it down---doesn't do that either? Sorry, I don't know many "humble folks" that can just toss that kind of cash out the window.But his world is a world of pick-up trucks and diners... and $13,000 golden eggs. You know, real blue-collar America.
baorao: Johnson: She died in the early 2000s, and her estate sold off. The egg, not believed to be of great value, found its way to the bric-a-brac market.So the guardian of the estate "knew a guy" who would "probably pay a lot for something like this" and cut the family in for $13,000. I wonder how much he pocketed.
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