Thursday, May 14, 2009

Batching It

"Ernie is a friend ...da-da-da-da-duh
Yeah, I know he's been
a good friend of mine.

But lately something's changed
that ain't hard to define
Ernie's in an auction and he is about to lose his mind"

Ernie is one of a about a dozen dudes who are going to feel a tad like Rick Springfield tonight as they go up on the auction block.

Having known this guy for the past two decades or so, it's been interesting to watch him overcome jitters and butterflies anyone would experience if they were subject to the kind of attention about to be directed his way tonight. Sure it's a charity event, but someone still has to go out there and strut his stuff, trying to raise cash from the catwalk.

Eye candy for the highest bidder.

Handsome hunks for hire.

Working class dogs about to be leashed by a lady.

The Moncton Women's Progress Club inaugural Bachelor Auction has already been a fascinating study in how much people will depart the safety of personal and professional comfort zones. We all have a comfort zone where everything feels safe and familiar. We tend not to venture beyond it. However, staying there ensures we will not be challenged, experience growth, or learn anything new.

Ernie, the rest of the bachelors and the attendees will all experience something new tonight at the Delta Beausejour Hotel. The cause being supported tonight is worthy of any community's best effort and kudos are in store for Moncton's progressive women who have rallied together to make this happen.

All in the name of progress.

"Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!" T. HARV ECKER

p.s... Proceeds from this fundraiser will support Crossroads for Women, and other charitable organizations supported by the Canadian Progress Club, a national organization of professional-minded individuals with the goal of helping in their communities. Tickets can be purchased online at:; using your VISA/MC/AMEX.

Or you can e-mail

p.s.s... TSB has never been to a Bachelor Auction before. This is the only known experience, achieved vicariously through the eyes of Seinfeld.


Anonymous said...

Just reading this now - god love ya for posting.


Gair Maxwell said...

Thanks Heather ...hope you gals at the Moncton Women's Progress Club will update this post with the final tally and any other feedback you deem worthwhile from this event.

Many TSB readers have asked me about next year????