Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Re: [OT] Well, disaster just struck...
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
Hi Set,

> Hmmm, I don't remember the amount from last years' conference. This
> year he got away with a mere 38 euro for the bag, just marginally more
> than what it cost me (31, albeit kroner, not euro).
> This year, the most attractive items compared to their original costs
> were a cockoo clock (300 euro, though I doubt there is a market for
> those) and some other Norwegian goodies for which Martijn bid 50 euro.

I remember, I remember ... ;-)

> However, his employee Thomas bid 51 euro before finally getting his
> Gjendekjeks with chocolate for 52 euro (Lucas is a good auctioneer, he
> got Thomas to bid over his own bid).

I nearly do everything for friends. Even buying overprized cookies.

Though wait a few months before
> starting a Gjendekjeks business in Salzburg,

We are living in Linz (it really doesn't matter *g*). Now I
know/understand the full story behind your Salzburg to Oslo trip ;-)

Thomas made me bring 31
> bags (just over 6 kiloes) to the conference (I have a nice photo of
> Sabine taking a look at the box). Provided they do sell those cookies
> at the airport of Oslo, he could buy a cheap plane ticket
> Salzburg-Oslo, buy one bag of cookies here and return to Salzburg for
> a few eurocents more than the prize he paid at the conference (the
> cheapest return ticket costs 50 euro, and Gjendekjeks from about 18
> NOK - which is just over 2 euro). I wonder how many of those 32 bags
> are still in a Salzburg cellar, and what will happen when running out
> of them.

My girl-friend told me today that there are about 25 rolls left, so we
are pretty good right now taking care on how much we eat each weeks, so
that they will last until the next conference. ;-)

Gjende Cookie Thomas