Monday, 22 January 2007

Time wasters

Why do they do it? I bet we've nearly all had one or two of them. You advertise something for sale, in this case, my old tv (well not so old, it's only 2 years old) I put precise details on the cards (both in Spar shops around the area) Make, age, screen size, condition, price, open to offers. So I get a phone call at 12 oclock today, asking all the questions which are already answered on the card, then it's can I come round and look at it in about an hour, so I say of course, give the address, and wait.... and wait...... and wait........ and after two hours I phone his mobile and get voice mail, leave a message. I did so, and said, please I'm not bothered but please just let me know if you aren't interested because I have another potential buyer (a fib, I wanted to take Emma out and didn't intend staying in all afternoon, besides, he now has my address, and don't want him knowing I'm going out) And the cretin hasn't even had the decency to phone back or even text. They make my blood boil. It's happened to me so many times before too. I've never done that to anyone, it's just bloody ignorance. I had gone to all the trouble too of moving the bloody thing back in here and connecting it up to the scart and aerial so he could see it working. Now it's just stuck on the living room floor because I'm damned if I am going to move it again. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

The good news is my Toshiba 37" came at 10 am by Amtrak, and I am thrilled to bits with it. Absolutely fantastic picture, easy as pie to set up to, its amazing watching Celeb Big Brother and the people are now life-sized! And I don't have to put my glasses on to read the screen banners and writing, lol.

It's been bitter today, although sunny, only about 3c all day and with a wind chill, I reckon felt more like minus 3c. I finally decided I'd best take Emma for a short walk, so we just went over the back fields here. Other than that, cleaned out the budgie, and that is another exciting day over with.


chandra said...


i started here.. and went on to read your entire post.
come.. 52 is no age !!!

have u sold your tv?

hows the effects of pox?

come, lets meet up:

warm wishes


Jan said...

Hi Chandra, thanks for your visit, I've looked at your blog, wonderful art work, you are very talented. No I've not sold my tv yet! Do you want it? I think it would cost too much to post to you though! ;)

oldcrow61 said...

I know what you are talking about when you write about the people calling about the TV and the guy who was suppose to come see it. The same thing happens here. It can be very frustrating. Glad to hear that you have your new one up and going.

nicola said...

yay jan new tv!!! If I had a penny for the amount of times ppl havnt shown up to see me :(

Boo said...

Yes, same here. If I change my mind I always let people know, I expect the same courtesy from others.