...as in discouraging.
Went to go look at a bookcase on Craigslist. Got lost, stopped to ask for directions. Then on the way out of the driveway, promptly backed into the poor guy's fence and broke a post.
Sigh. That's what he gets, I guess, for being kind. (Yes, I talked to him about it, and left my card.)
Thankfully, it was just one post, and a few rails knocked down. But after the glorious events earlier in the week, including being crowned and dealing with the 'shadow man,' I am just waiting for the next fun thing to happen.
In the meantime, you may enjoy some of the stuff I've wandered across on the Internet. Like:
*Ten really old things that are still working -- including a lightbulb that hasn't burned out for 111 years.
*A guy who scooped up incorporation papers for the Southern California Dart Association -- and now wants everyone to cough up $$ for the privilege of being sued. (P.S. He first got angry because they did not include his middle initial -- "M." -- on their member listings.) This is an longish story, but worth the read.
*Dealing with roommates -- how do you share your food and kitchen with a stranger?
*Finding money: if you don't return it, are you truly a scuzzball?
(I have some thoughts in this department, too.)
*Or just make more money, to begin with -- five creative ways to do so. (There are more ideas in this vein, too, if you explore all the links.)
*Can you train people like Pavlov did his dogs?
(Like Buck and Goonie before him, Charley now knows that the sound of ripping tape means someone is finishing up orders -- and headed to the post office. And that means a chance to hang his head out the window and play Batdog.)
*And for all the serious types out there -- an easy way to make glitter nail polish.
Back to work -- and write the nice man. Maybe, the Brick suggested, we could put up the replacement post on his fence ourselves. I have to offer.
This is one of the most heartwarming videos I've ever experienced. You'll like it, too. A little kindness goes a long way.
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