Today I read this article called “NYC Mayor’s Pizza Fork Gets $2,500 in Charity Sale” from ABC’s weird news section. Bill de Blasio, the mayor of Staten Island in New York, donated his used fork from Goodfella’s Pizzeria to an auction benefiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The fork apparently sold for $2500 to an anonymous bidder, although it received six other bids before it was sold. The winning bidder then returned the fork to the pizzeria as a souvenir of the history of the city.
I find this article to be very interesting. The fact that the mayor thought a fork would make a good auction item surprises me. Even more surprising is the fact that someone actually bought this fork at the auction. Who would want a used fork, even if it was from the mayor? If I was going to buy a used utensil from someone it would probably be from President Obama or The Queen of England or Michael Jackson, not someone as insignificant as the Mayor of Staten Island. Although, clearly someone wanted to buy it since it sold, and for a reasonably high price. It is good, though, that someone donated that much money to such a worthwhile charity as the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation which helps wounded soldiers. I’m glad that although this was a somewhat weird story, it was ultimately able to benefit a charity.
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