Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Man Saved by Woot.com Bag-o-Crap

For those of you not indoctrinated into the Church of Woot; Woot.com is the granddaddy of deal of the day sites. Each day they sell a single item, at a severely discounted price until it's sold out. Occasionally they sell what is called the Bag of Crap, which is a metaphorical paper bag filled with random stuff, usually it only costs $20 or so. Well this guy sent an Email to Woot.com tell them how the Bag of Crap saved his life.
My name is Bryan Meyers. I have just been evacuated from the Haiti earthquake. One of the things I had with me when the quake started was my cell phone; stuck to its back was the Lumpod LED flashlight that I had received some time ago in a Woot Bag of Crap. I had to walk through the dark streets of Port-au-Prince six miles to get to a secure place. I walked over rubble, bodies (dead and injured), downed wires, back alleys. The flashlight lit my way very reliably. As I said in my journal, THANK YOU, BAG OF CRAP!

If you’re interested, you can read my journal and view some pictures at www.bmeyers.net/haiti or at haiti.bmeyers.net.

So next time you see the Bag of Crap on Woot, don't pass it up, it could save your life one day