You know when you have been watching an ebatty item for several days and you wait until the last few seconds to bid, I believe this is called sniping, and then you see that you are currently the winner with barely 3 seconds left?
Your heart is all pounding and you feel all triumphant because the item you won at $54 is actually worth $179? And you have $20 left in the bid kitty? You know that feeling?
But then you refresh the page and see that no, at the very last millisecond, some sneaky, snarky, sniper came in and
stole won with $1 more than your top bid? You know that feeling?
So then you content yourself on some primordial level of pettiness with the malicious satisfaction that at least the
thief sniper had to fork over an extra twenty bucks at the last second? What is that feeling called?