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#4906 Tubbs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

Shocking he would tell her this in writing. I pretty much assume this happens in 90% of real estate transactions.

#4907 StephanieL

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:19 PM

Highly unlikely that would ever happen here, because there are bidding wars on even the crummiest properties, like total teardowns.


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#4908 voyager

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:50 PM

But stunning is the hubris with which this guy and legions of corporate and government people document their crimes in emails.    Don't they get it?    My generation worried about a paper trail.   Electronic is even easier to follow.  


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#4909 Josh Karpf

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:58 PM

I skipped my thirtieth college reunion this past weekend. This is my favorite post about it:

 

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#4910 voyager

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 03:16 AM

D-i-l is our of town.   Son texted asking if he could bring 3 kids for dinner tonight.   Sure.    Made their favorites, including butterflies with red sauce.    So the call to table, when I hear "Only cheese on mine, please" followed by "Butter, cheese and garlic salt" and "Just butter and garlic salt, please".  

 

I thought it was bad short-ordering for husband and son.    Now I have 5 independent palates?    

 

I remember a relative telling about hosting a neighbor kid who came from a family of 10 kids.    She asked him how he wanted his eggs and he responded, "Yes, eggs,", never realizing that eggs came other than scrambled in a VERY large pan. 

 

Amen, sister!   


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#4911 splinky

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

 

Phony bidding war costs Brooklyn apartment buyer thousands

 

He may have not been the first agent to do that, but how many snarkily boast to their own buying client in writing?

 

I met that agent a year earlier at an open house (when he was at Corcoran; this story has broken while he's now at Citi Habitats), and I had been impressed. We called him Bright Eyes. Unlike the buyer's broker we ended up using at another firm, Bright Eyes actually listened to my feedback and tailored his suggestions accordingly, repeatedly working hard to get our business by offering smart recommendations.
 
I looked at his Facebook profile a couple of days ago (three kids; spouse dressing up as RBG) and found several commenters making fun of him. His surname's kind of unique; I wondered if he'd shamed himself out of the biz for life. Well, he's deleted all that mocking.

 

park slope corcoran has been notorious for this for many years. i gave a low bid on something and they came back claiming multiple offers and asked for best and final. i let my bid stand and somehow mine was the winner. my best guess is i was the only viable bid


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

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#4912 StephanieL

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:56 PM

The cats have deemed the bedroom ceiling fan the enemy.  They were the most spooked I ever saw them this AM, and N reported that hours later one of them still refused to enter the room (even with the fan off) and one decided to hiss and puff up at it. 


"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck

 

"Insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace