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4779 days ago · from the mouth of John

...Diana Duyser put the sandwich up for sale last week, drawing bids as high as $22,000 before eBay pulled the item Sunday night. The page was viewed nearly 100,000 times before being taken down.

An e-mail Duyser received from eBay said the sandwich broke its policy, which “does not allow listings that are intended as jokes.”

But, Duyser, a jewelry designer who has bought and sold items on eBay for two years, insisted this was not a laughing matter.

“How could eBay do this to me?” Duyser said Monday, hours before the online auction was supposed to have ended.

On Tuesday, the Web site allowed bidding to resume, with the top offer reaching over $16,000. Bidding is scheduled to end Monday.

Company spokesman Hani Durzy said the listing was mistakenly removed because officials doubted whether Duyser could deliver the product.

“After looking at it a second time, there’s nothing to indicate that the seller isn’t willing to give up this cheese sandwich to the highest bidder,” he said. “We’re going to allow it to stay up.”

In mocking response, two similar items were posted later—grilled cheese sandwiches bearing the images of the Virgin Mary’s used chewing gum and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Duyser thought eBay would be the best place to show off the sandwich, made on plain white bread with American cheese. It was cooked with no oil or butter.

Duyser, 52, said she took a bite after making it 10 years ago and saw a face staring back at her from the bread. She put the sandwich in a clear plastic box with cotton balls and kept it on her night stand.

At first, she was scared by the image, “but now that I realize how unique it is, I wanted to share it with the world,” Duyser said.

The sandwich, she added, has never sprouted a spore of mold.

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New Job!

4856 days ago · from the mouth of John

Hello Everyone!

Well, after thinking this over for the past week or so, and after enough offers and counter-offers to make me feel like a car in a used car dealership, I decided to leave my present job with Webster Bank and accept a position with Open Solutions in Glastonbury. I’ve been with the same company for 6 years and they’ve treated me really well so it was a real difficult decision. Yet my new job will help me further build upon my educational and professional paths. I will be working directly with different banks and credit unions analyzing, troubleshooting and training on the different software that they use for their lending platforms.

I’m very excited yet also very nervous since i’m leaving my comfort zone, but I really feel that this move was necessary.

I start on the 13th or so of September, as long as my background check is okay, haha, lets hope that thing a few years ago with public nudity doesn’t show up.

Well wish me luck!

John

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