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Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 00:45
by Pham Nuwen
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 02:01
by Warren
Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
OIC
I only became aware of this sense of the word "ghosted" about two years ago. I've only heard it applied to personal relationships. I didn't think it could apply to a Craigslist gone bad because the relationship wasn't established enough for it's absence to be "ghostly". I was wondering if you were keeping a string of strange on the side.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 07:24
by Ellie
Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
I've had this happen so much on Facebook Marketplace. It's usually with addresses. We'll set the pickup time and then I have to keep pestering and pestering them right up to the last second, or beyond, for the actual location. Like, I AM TRYING TO GIVE YOU MONEY. WORK WITH ME.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 09:16
by Pham Nuwen
WHY WONT THEY TAKE MY MONEY, ELLIE???

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 10:24
by nicole
What’s a loft bunk bed? I thought there were loft beds, and bunk beds.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 11:12
by Jasper
nicole wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 10:24
What’s a loft bunk bed? I thought there were loft beds, and bunk beds.
Yeah, ditto.

Unless maybe perpendicular bunk beds are known as loft bunks?

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 13:30
by lunchstealer
Ellie wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 07:24
Pham Nuwen wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:45
No. Just loft bunkbeds. I'll try a new listing tomorrow. Like who responds with "call me at such and such time to look/pickup" BUT DOESNT SEND ME THEIR FUCKING NUMBER!!!!

Not once but twice. Emails go unanswered.
I've had this happen so much on Facebook Marketplace. It's usually with addresses. We'll set the pickup time and then I have to keep pestering and pestering them right up to the last second, or beyond, for the actual location. Like, I AM TRYING TO GIVE YOU MONEY. WORK WITH ME.
The weirdest was when someone bought something from mrs lunch including sending payment via paypal and paying for shipping but never sent an address. Kept saying "Oh, let me get that to you next week."

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 17:31
by Pham Nuwen
I honestly don't know the difference on bunk bed naming nomenclature. I've seen loft kids bed, loft beds, and "loft" bunk beds with the bottom bunk perpendicular to the top. I really don't know if they are actually different or what. Sorry peeps. I'm not going any further down the rabbit hole on this one.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 17:52
by Jennifer
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 17:55
by Pham Nuwen
Jennifer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:52
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
Craigslist be a silly place. *shrug*

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 18:22
by nicole
Jennifer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:52
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
Yeah

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 10:43
by Kolohe
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Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 11:16
by Mo
Eyeballs the size of melons.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 14:04
by D.A. Ridgely
Kolohe wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 10:43

Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.
Nah, they just leave out the unnecessary stuff that's only in there for Anglos with lawyers like "Turn Off The Power First."

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 14:09
by Kolohe
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 14:04
Kolohe wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 10:43

Apparently, the ability to read Spanish also comes with far sharper visual acuity.
Nah, they just leave out the unnecessary stuff that's only in there for Anglos with lawyers like "Turn Off The Power First."
Until I looked at them again, I did think they skipped in the Spanish version the part that goes "Should you, home depot shopping white guy, actually install this thing, or should you really hire someone that won't kill themselves and/or burn down your house"

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 15:51
by Jennifer
In all seriousness, Spanish does generally require more words than English to say the same thing. I know when I visit touristy spots (like the science museum), when they have pamphlets in multiple languages I'll compare the Spanish and English versions -- the section in English subheaded "Visitor Information" will have a three-word subheading in Spanish, translating to "Information for visitors."

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 17:42
by dead_elvis
What I found frustrating in GFCI instructions is "here's where you put the green, red, and white wires" (or whatever colors they were) and here I am in my wall staring at one black wire and one white. The instructions should start at the top with "if you're home was built before 19X0, throw this away and consult the internet, we're not interested in helping you".

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 17:47
by Jennifer
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."

In other news: I am currently doing online research into various brands of quote-unquote "portable" air conditioners (the kind that rest on the floor but can be rolled to a given window if necessary). Does anyone have any experience with various portable-AC models? Tips, warnings, recommendations?

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 17:50
by D.A. Ridgely
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 17:54
by Jennifer
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 17:57
by D.A. Ridgely
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 18:05
by Jennifer
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
On the other hand, even homeowners and luxury renters have on occasion experienced "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it." (Indeed, one of my local homeowner acquaintances made the same discovery last week.) Even high-quality air conditioning systems will break down sometimes.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 18:06
by Warren
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
No, but if you are willing to jump through the proper legal hoops (i.e. setting up an escrow account) you can withhold rent till they install a new unit that does the job.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 18:07
by D.A. Ridgely
Warren wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 18:06
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:57
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:50
Jennifer wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:47
[Sigh] The English language needs a word to describe "that sinking, stifling feeling you get when the AC is on and has been all day, yet when you look at the thermostat you notice the internal temperature is several degrees higher than where you set it."
There is. It's called "renter."
Not specific enough.
It is, though, really. As long as you're renting at anything below a luxury price point, you're stuck with whatever the landlord decides is good enough HVAC to keep the units occupied. You can't just call some HVAC company and say "Hey, tear this piece of shit out and put in something that actually works." You can't even do that if you could afford to and were willing to pay for it.
No, but if you are willing to jump through the proper legal hoops (i.e. setting up an escrow account) you can withhold rent till they install a new unit that does the job.
Yeah, that'll work well in Atlanta in August.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 18:08
by Warren
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 18:07
Yeah, that'll work well in Atlanta in August.
I'm sorry. What was your suggestion?