Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blatherings

I've got so little to babble about here, so I thought I'd regale you all with an email that I sent to Dolores.

So, I got a phone call from the carpet company that we were (planning on) dealing with. Their estimate was $**** for carpetting all the stairs and doing the top level's hallway.

Well...

I got a call Monday morning from the salesman who said 'I just received a second sketch today from the estimator and I didn't know you had a second level of stairs.'

Our house isn't THAT big that it needs two sketches, he's making it sound like it's Buckingham Palace...hardly. So he's off to 'tally' the new amount and I think when he calls me back that I'll tell him what he can do with his quote...




On Monday I got a phone call from the new tenants of our apartment. I'm trying to sell them our air conditioners and custom-made blinds (we have HUGE windows in the apartment). I figure that we can make a reasonable amount of money for selling them, plus she wouldn't have to go through the expense of getting new blinds and air conditioners.

I thought I was being nice by giving her my phone number and told her to call me when she thinks of a 'fair price'. Well...

She called me and said that she would offer me $50 or maybe $75 for everything. I'm sorry, is my dummy sign on crooked?! Granted, we've had 11 years worth of use from them, but the air conditioners still work and there's nothing wrong with the blinds. I'm thinking of either selling them to someone else in the building or junking them. I'd rather get nothing for them, than to be insulted with a measly (in the grand scheme of things) amount.

Whenever I call her back, she never answers. I'm getting the impression that she's playing games...she's trying to see how 'desperate' I'll get, and how cheaply she can get the blinds and air conditioners for.

Anyways, today she called me again, this time to ask me how often we've had to walk up and down the stairs over the 11 years we've been here, and if I can give her any information about the other tenants that live here (ie., who to avoid, who to talk to, etc).

I'm really regretting that I gave her my number.

9 comments:

Dolores and Shawn said...

So she wants the scoop on the neighbours before she even moves in??? Just tell her don't associate with anyone in your building.

redmaryjanes said...

She wants to know how many times you went up the stairs??? Um....4.256. Who would ask that? Yeah, you shouldn't have given her your number.

Kathy and Joel said...

Let's see if she can outfit the apartment on her own for $50. That is insulting, Rhonda.

Doris & Dan said...

You might want to warn your neighbours. Egads!

Keep smilin!

wzgirl said...

Do you guys have Craigs List up North?? That gal is going to curse the day she let those drapes & a/c go.

And the stairs question? WTF?

crazylady said...

sounds like you have an annoying stalker ;)

C.J. said...

I was going to say 'This is why I do everything myself' but now I would be a liar.

Tell your scrounge woman to bite ya...nicely, of course.

Journeywoman said...

I was about to suggest Craigs List.

Also see about GoodWill?

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

as soon as you said you gave her your number, I cringed!! You'll have to memorize that sucker so you'll know not to pick it up all the time. :-)