Hit by a sniper

Bah. Tried to buy something from ebay and was outbid. By a penny. I think the opposition was using sniping software. I let fly with my bid 4 minutes from the auction close. I think I should have waited until 30 seconds or so before unleashing my bidding powers. Never mind. There will always be another lot.

Oh, and thanks to Will for giving me the best definition of "pear shaped". He (or rather Google) reckons that it was started by pilots in WW1 who were being trained to fly loops. A circular one is what you want, but when it stops being round it ends up pear shaped. I guess the pilots that could do square loops got a special bonus.