Monday, January 9, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, my friends. How is everything? Good, I hope. I've noticed some new followers to my blog and if you're one of them, I invite you to leave a comment in one of my posts. That is the only way I can get a link to your blog if you have a blog. So don't be shy, write a few words. We're all friendly here!

I'd also like to thank all of you who have been reading the series of posts about the home selling madness in 2016. Believe it or not, my intention was to write a single post when I began to share the craziness. But it got so long that I had no choice but to split it up. I thought it would involve a couple of posts but as I continued to write, the dam broke loose. I discovered how therapeutic it was unloading the aggravation and stress and frustration of last year, which there was plenty of. I feel like a cat ejecting a bunch of hairballs. And it seems I've got a lot more hairballs than I thought because there are certainly more than a couple of posts. So please bear with me as I work toward the conclusion of the story. I promise it won't be much longer. In any case, I hope you're enjoying the story so far.

Shall we get to the humour? Let's do it.







Have a good one!

34 comments:

  1. When I worked in a produce section we never did bananas like that. But nobody seemed to buy the loose ones on their own. So I'd squeeze them in with full bunches and they'd go off the shelf a lot faster.

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    1. It's funny how that works. A single banana seems so unattractive to people.

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  2. LOL with the Girl Scout cookies one :) I am enoying your posts about your house selling and the dilemma it caused you!

    betty

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  3. I wonder if "Jenny" eventually got the point? And I swear, it wasn't me :) Good chuckles! And I know what you mean about writing being cathartic. Some things I haven't been able to process until I write about them. Not all of them are published; it seems to be the writing that matters.

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    1. I'm guessing Jenny (and I know it's not you!) will continue to use the wrong words :)

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  4. Your experience with selling your home is maddening. I'm looking forward to the next part. Hoping the light at the end of the tunnel is, indeed, not an oncoming train.

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    1. The story continues, Toni, and the conclusion is around the corner!

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  5. Oh, that first meme, LOL! And as for your "hairballs" -- "better out than in" as they say!

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    1. Absolutely, Debra. I think I've gotten most of them out. Just a couple more to go!

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  6. Love the photo of the soldiers with the Girl Scout cookie caption!

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    1. You're welcome, Christine. I'm sorry for the difficult time you're going through.

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  8. The one about girl scouts switching to more aggressive cookie salesmanship had me laughing! Thanks as always for the smile, Martha. I'm reading your posts as usual, but have been a bit lazy on commenting recently...will be getting back into form. :)

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    1. No need to apologize, Bethany! I fall behind, too, and sometimes have to skip commenting. Life keeps us busy!

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  9. I am sorry to hear about all the troubles you had with selling your house. And My Personal experience is some real estate agents aren't as bad as they seem, just a clash of personalities, maybe?

    The summoning of demon doesn't have much chance against all the light around.

    I think some people are neither a leader nor a follower. They just march to the beat of their own drums.

    The image that accompanies the cookie sale kind of fits into the sensational journalism nowadays, doesn't it?

    With regard to the Hand Solo one I'm sure you are a marvelous woman, Martha. Marvelous Martha, that rhymes :)

    Thanks for the chuckles, laughs, which started when I read "a cat ejecting a bunch of hairballs".

    jenny_o : I get the point...eventually. And I am grateful and feel blessed.

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    1. There are indeed some really good agents. The ones I mention that lost our business were not. This wasn't a clash of personalities. It was two agents that shouldn't be selling houses. They are unprofessional. Along the way we've met others that are really good at what they do.

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  10. It is good to write out your frustrations, very therapeutic. These are great funnies, especially the bananas :)

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  11. Good to hear you have some new followers. I always look forward to the Monday funnies!

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    1. It's fun to see new people here. But changes have been made to the list of followers and you can't see their blog links anymore. Very frustrating!

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  12. Thanks, I needed these! The hairball analogy is a good one! Please continue to vent if it is helpful. I really hope this all comes to a happy ending. My husband tried to sell his mother's house for her after his dad died, but it didn't quite work out as planned. Not to deter you, though, as I'm sure you don't follow prospective buyers around telling them your life story in great detail. -Jenn

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  13. These are great funnies, especially the bananas.

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  14. As if bananas didn't have this figured out!! What a waste!

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  15. Love the series that you're going with. Great fun to read and you write them well.

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    1. I've enjoyed writing all this. It's actually helped me shed tons of stress!

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  16. Great Monday selection - which I enjoyed on a Wednesday!
    Will visit again very soon to catch up on the next part of your home / moving, which has been a great read. You certainly have a way with words.

    Back a bit later ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! It's been therapeutic writing about it :)

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  17. I love reading about your house selling process. As a Realtor I find other peoples experience interesting.

    Very funny selection (as always)

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    1. It's been exactly that, Cheryl...interesting! And educational, too. Not to mention taxing!

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