Remember Terri Iligan, the woman who sold her name on eBay, agreeing to legally change it to anything which the highest bidder requested?
Not to be outdone, Kari Smith has sold her forehead on eBay – well, leased, really – for the tattooing pleasure of the highest bidder which, not surprisingly, turns out to be the ever-bidding GoldenPalace.com Golden Palace Online Casino. Golden Palace is (in)famous for buying all sorts of whacky things on eBay. Indeed, they have bid on so many human billboards that you would think that they could see it coming – why Smith didn’t just contact them directly rather than go through the fiction of listing her forehead on eBay is beyond Aunty, unless this is just the shtick and dance you do with GoldenPalace.com
Besides human billboards, other unusual GoldenPalace.com eBay acquisitions include a pin which ended up at the bottom of a woman’s lung, a mind reading machine, the monster who lived under a little girl’s bed, and a wedding invitation from the Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks (non)wedding.
Smith came up with the unusual scheme as a way of raising money to send her eleven-year old son to private school. And raise money she did, to the tune of $10,000.
“For the all the sacrifices everyone makes, this is a very small one. It’s a small sacrifice to build a better future for my son,” said Smith.
The tattoo parlour spent seven hours trying to talk her out of it, before finally getting down to business. Even then, they put the inch tall letters up near Smith’s hairline, so that at least a hat could cover it if need be.
“To everyone else, it seems like a stupid thing to do. To me, $10,000 is like $1 million. I only live once, and I’m doing it for my son.”
Better start figuring out what else you can lease for your son, Kari, because the bills for his therapy to deal with the guilt of what you’ve done “for him” are likely to far surmount those for his private school tuition.
Oh, and Terri Iligan’s new name? GoldenPalace.com, of course.