Hi everyone. The business card sold for $4.50! WOO-HOO! Love, Steve :)
Steve Sells Wyoming Governor's Business Card on Ebay
December 9, 2001
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO -- In a bold effort to increase his meager income as
a part-time worker and graduate student, Steve Garufi is selling an
official business card of Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer with his autograph
inscribed across the card.
Starting the auction on Saturday night, the opening bid is fifty
cents. At this time, there have been no bidders.
Steve, who visited the Wyoming State Capitol Building
in Cheyenne last
week, received the business card after walking into the Governor's office and
humbly introducing himself as a tourist from Colorado. Along with receiving
the business card and a free highway map of Wyoming, Steve requested to have a
picture of him and the governor (who was out of town), but was granted a picture
of him and the Secretary of State, Joseph Meyer.
really scared and intimidated to go in the governor's office, but
the secretary was really friendly and made a fuss over me. She and the state
auditor gave me the governor's business card with his signature. It looks
really cool." explained Steve.
This fall, Steve created a small
and steady source of income by selling
items in his apartment that he no longer needed.
However, many are questioning whether Steve is going too far
in selling on Ebay a business card he received as a gift,
which may be an indication of his desperate
financial status, or worse, a blatant violation of his
Critical and disparaging remarks dominated the conversation
Bible Study, where he originally verbalized his intent to sell Governor
"That's just tacky," exclaimed Chris Morton, the leader of the Thursday
night group, "If I gave you (that autographed business card) as a gift,
I'd be insulted."
Emma Huthcings of Colorado Springs thought
the gift should be saved as
a souvenir and questioned whether state officials in Cheyenne would frown
upon exposure from ColoradoGuy publicity.
"Wouldn't you want to keep it … it's like a special piece of memorabilia.
Also, the governor could get upset about it, being that his signature is
online." Emma commented.
Despite the disapproval of friends, Steve
has proceeded to auction the business card on Ebay.
people in the Capitol Building were so nice to me. I can't imagine
them getting upset for selling a silly business card. Give me a break!"
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