Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I've been Googled, and Nut Jobs

OK, yesterday I received an email in my work account from a guy I knew in high school. We were very close friends then, and lost touch a while back. At least 10 years ago? But he googled me! Kind of cool, but also kind of scary. In any event, he was in town for the day and we had lunch today, and caught up. We were standing on opposite street corners on our cell phones trying to figure out where each other was, and finally I saw him before he saw me, and exclaimed 'you have a gut!'. I'm so not nice to my friends. Obviously he's used to it.

And then I thought I had a place to stay for a couple days, and the lady writes back and asks me to tack on 3 extra days, which was not at ALL clear in the ad. When I say I had only wanted the 5 days she stated in the ad, she said basically have a nice life. ACK! I hate it when people are 1) not clear in their communication 2) do not take the time to try and be clear and work things out and 3) drop you like a hot stone if you are confused. Whatever.

Speaking of which, I was driving along a road last night to get to my friend's, and a woman was jogging on the road when there was a perfectly good sidewalk right there. She got pissed because I apparently got too close to her. HELLO! There's a friggin sidewalk right there ready to be used. Running in the street does not entitle you to a 5 foot wide bubble of safety around you.

And finally, there were FOUR offers on the place I put an offer on this weekend. Sigh. My realtor harangued the other one until he hinted that I have a good offer, but they are likely still to come back and ask for 'best and final' which mine won't change very much. I offered almost my best and final, dammit. But supposedly there will be some resolution today because the realtor is being harassed by everyone. Obviously this is a good property.

So that's it from the cereal box here.

11 comments:

laura b. said...

I will be sending good thoughts your way...for whatever that's worth :-)

evil-e said...

My wish is for you to get a place...

I agree with the jogger thing. I used to run and will run again, but I will not do it in the street. I prefer a nice peaceful park with a gravel path or something.

NoRegrets said...

Thank you Laura... It's worth a lot!
Evile-thank you... Actually, I gotta tell my mom to light a candle for me!

Tera said...

You shoulda hit the BITCH!

I hit a guy once...but he totally walked in front of my car NOT in a crosswalk!

Susan said...

Don't hit people walking! I nearly got hit by a boat walking today. That's right--a boat. I nearly died laughing at the thought of having to call into work

"uhm yes, I won't be in today. I got hit by a boat"

Tara said...

Oh I hate it when they jog on the street! The thing is, I see them doing that right next to a nature trail! The sidewalk is there for you! Cars go on the road, joggers do not.

NoRegrets said...

Tera, wow... That must have sucked.
Susan, do you have sidewalks? If so, use them! If not, yes I give them leeway, and boats should give you leeway too. Ha!
Tara-it's so funny how joggers don't like to go up and down off of sidewalks when they hit streets. You're getting exercise people! So it's a few steps more!

Tera said...

NoR~Actually it was kind of cool, and as he lay on my hood he was pointing at me and scolding me...I politely asked him to get his motherfucking ass off my car and went about my merry way!

WNG said...

WOW - that's a lot going on, NoR. I can't seem to notice anything around me right now. Keep your fingers crossed and your thoughts positive on the house. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!!!

Churlita said...

I only run in the street if I have not other alternatives. That's for my own safety. I don't get why people do that.

NoRegrets said...

TERA, that is so friggin' funny. And remember I'm not yelling at you! This is to help you, remember???

WNG, well, not noticing is a sign of closing up, so maybe there is a lot!

Churlita, I don't get it either. She had a reflective vest on, but come on...