OK, so this Win Lunch With Bob thing is going great, piling up money for the designated charities except for one hitch. We don’t have any actual bids! This can be for any number of reasons:
1. You are shrewd bidders (most likely scenario). The Lunch With Warren Buffet sat at $500K for days until exploding on the last day up to $3.5 million. We need at least a minumum $50 bid before we can explode to something!
2. I didn’t explain the bidding accurately. This is an auction, not a random drawing. It isn’t enough to post a “like” on Facebook, you actually have to send a comment with your bid. Keep checking to see if you have been out bid! I would have put this on E-Bay but the “Lunch With Bob” doesn’t actually fit any of the auction criteria.
3. We don’t realize where the money goes! The money all goes to two local charities that help the local critters get a good home. Cat’s Angels not only has an active adoption program but they also run a successful spay/neuter program with the local feral cats. The Nassau Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that finds loving homes for so many animals. YOU get the tax receipt!
4. The prize was unclear or you don’t want to have lunch with me (least likely scenario). The highest bid wins lunch for you and a guest at the Green Turtle Tavern with Bob, Maggie Doone and One-Eyed Louie. The two dogs may not contribute much to the conversation but I will answer all questions on island living, inn-keeping, pursuit of happiness, life balance, overseas travel, charitable donations and philanthropy (a big topic in the Warren Buffet Lunch) or any other topic that you would like to pursue. Lunch, beer, wine, taxes and gratuity are included.
The bidding starts at $50. The local animal charities need all the help they can get and you need to eat lunch. It’s a win-win! Bid early, bid often!