Everyone loves money. You need money to survive. To pay rent, the bills, travel, clothes, food, socializing. The list is endless. Money is a peculiar thing that life seems to be centred around. You need money to buy things, both necessities and desirables. It is the drive for money and lust for material goods that has left the population without money, the banks facing serious questions and politicians revising budgets. With many jobs unavailable, people who are capable of working find it hard finding a job because a lot of employers (many I’ve come across as well) are bloody fussy when it comes to taking people on board. With more and more people getting into debt and a closed job market it seems that the economic factors affecting people in the UK are drawing them into a black hole. As many say, money makes the world go round. But to what extreme would you go to to get or make money? Some people do the most craziest things.We’ve all looked into quick and easy ways to earn money, but most of us use our common sense and morals in deciding what is an acceptable risk. Most common ways of making money can be from Pyramid schemes, gambling, selling your unwanted stuff or get a payday loan-which most of the time can end in debt.
You’ve probably seen in the paper in the last few days about a woman from New Zealandwho is strapped for cash has taken the drastic action of auctioning off her bottom. Tina Beznec posted an advert titled ‘YOUR Tattoo on my Bum!!’ on New Zealand auction site Trademe.com. Amazingly 111,396 views by bidders offering up to $11,000 New Zealand Dollars to help her reach her goal. Thanks to being made redundant twice in the past year Beznec has decided upon quick money making schemes to pay off her debts, rent and other necessities to the highest bidder.
“To be quite honest I am so happy with it as it is right now,” Ms Beznec said.
“The bidders at the moment all appear to be businesses or advertising agencies and I feel very confident that they aren’t going to do anything racist, I don’t care if it’s a swear word or something like that.”
However, if it is a bit distasteful she will go ahead with the tattoo.
“It has crossed my mind a bit and I guess if it does come down to it I will do it, I’m not going to pull out.”
People were quick to criticise the 23-year-old for her unusual auction, which went live on Wednesday.
“Class. Some people just don’t have it,” one dompost.co.nz reader commented.
Others were supportive of her cause: “Good on you ! Far better than moaning about your situation, getting on with it to find a solution. Don’t listen to the negative feedback, they’re probably just old and wrinkly with nothing better to do.” 20% of the highest bid will in fact go to charity of the winner’s choice. Iget her need to want to make money quick but tattooing her backside for cash seems like an oddball decision. It’s permanent and just so random. What would you do to raise cash, that’s totally out of this world? Can you beat this and go one step further?