Friday, May 14, 2021

Unusual happenings

1. Husband reports that there's no hot water. I am not worried because Husband can always fix things. Soon after he comes in and says the plumber is coming later today. I am amazed that a) Husband cannot fix it; and b) he can get hold of a plumber who is actually available. 

2. I put a pushchair on FaceBook marketplace, asking £45. The only respondent is keen but offers £30. My usual response would be to say, 'Okay,' but I barter, '£35?' She agrees. I never ever barter.

Today is a day of surprises.

P.S. Plumber has arrived maybe an hour after being phoned. I don't think I can cope with any more of these happenings.


Kathy G said...

Do you have a lottery in your area? If so you should buy a ticket.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good for you for bartering! A counter-offer is always lower than they'll really pay.

Marie Smith said...

The money will come in handy for the plumber.

Boud said...

Bargaining is an underrated skill.

PipeTobacco said...

May I ask what a pushchair is? It is not a term I am familiar with. It sounds like perhaps a wheelchair? Or perhaps it is very different than that?


Janie Junebug said...

I Googled pushchair and saw strollers. It's lovely that you have a husband who can fix (almost) anything, and extra lovely to find a plumber who showed up so quickly. When the unusual happens, it does set one's heart aflutter.


Liz Hinds said...

I should have, Kathy, made it to my three things.

Except she didn't turn up, Debra! (It's okay, she messaged today to say she forgot but will come another time. We'll see.)

Yes, Marie, especially as he said we will need a new boiler soon.

One I have very little practice of, Boud.

Buggy, stroller, thing for babies, PipeTobacco.

Yes, it was rather an exciting day, Janie.

pam nash said...

Ugh - no hot water. This is seldom an easy fix. Hope it doesn't include a new water heater along with the plumber. I suspect, if so, the cost will greatly exceed the stroller.