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Ethics

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8:00am report for marketing class to have a pep talk and listen to war stories
11:30am break for 90 minutes to login with VPN to work
1:00pm report for ethics class, taught by an auctioneer claiming how he bids on behalf of the seller or himself without disclosing to the buyers where the bid is coming from and disagreeing how there is any ethical issue involved
5:00pm leave for dinner, driving several other big auctioneers
7:30pm leave Scotty’s Brewpub by foot for pickup
7:35pm discover no pickup, look for phone number under "towing enforced at all hours" sign
8:30pm drive pickup home from wrecker impound yard, after paying $125
8:45pm sit down, late for meeting with rock star auctioneer planning to form Nevada Auctioneers Association, soon to be joined by NAA president
10:45pm leave for Nick’s bar
11:00pm meet Jesse Meeks and begin playing pool
11:30pm see hot, drunk girl at her 21st birthday party
11:45pm think about the danger in which the birthday girl finds herself
11:50pm think about sisters
1:40pm finish pool, watch birthday girl leave with friends who may or may not take care of her
2:00pm arrive back to Indiana University Memorial Union with Jesse
2:10pm begin watching West Wing, season 5, episode 3
2:15pm enter log

Tomorrow I bail on the CAI fun auction to head for Indianapolis to see Jack Christy’s auction. Jack’s a good guy. He taught my CES class in Overland Park. I look forward to seeing Christy’s auction.

Aaron

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Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the AMM designation course from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.