Today's Doofus title goes to the winner of a recent eBay auction.
On August 16th, I reported that the grave directly above that of Marilyn Monroe was being auctioned by the widow of the person now occupying it. She wanted to raise money to pay off the mortgage on her house, so as to leave it to her children unencumbered by debt.
Today comes the news that the crypt has been sold - for an unbelievable $4,602,100!
Let me spell that out. Four million, six hundred and two thousand, one hundred dollars.
For a grave???
More accurately, for a crypt measuring what looks like about 7'x3'x3'?
That would make it about 63 cubic feet overall . . . and the buyer's just paid $73,049 and some cents for every one of those cubic feet!
And to make matters worse, the buyer won't even get to enjoy their presence in his or her purchase! After all, they'll be dead! They won't exactly be throwing parties there, will they?
A Doofus, indeed . . .
On the other hand, congratulations to the seller. She had a mortgage of $1.6 million to pay off on her home, and she's raised almost three times that amount. I daresay her children will be happy!