Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes
jervo

Negotiations and love songs

1. London gets the 2012 Olympics, and as a New Yorker I say THANK FUCKING GOD.

2. Our apartment meeting didn't quite go as well as we'd hoped, but that's really the real estate agent's fault - he told us that we could talk the owner down from $1550 to $1450 and gas/electric was included. What the owner actually said was that he wanted $1650 and gas/electric was not included. Obviously, that's a substantial difference. And to be fair, I can sympathize with the owner's point of view - he'd already been renting it at $1500, and he'd have absolutely no problem getting people to pay $1600 for it. He wanted to split the difference and go for $1575, which we can't do - $1550 is as high as we can go, and while there's not much of a difference between $1550 and $1575, it certainly seems that way when $1550 PLUS utilities is as far as you can possibly go while still eating on a semi-regular basis. Plus, if we want a dog, there's just no way we can afford it if we're already breaking our backs. The owner took our credit reports home and will call the agent today; we're already prepared to be let down. The good news is that there are plenty of other apartments in Astoria that we can look at, and probably even afford - hell, Craigslist makes that pretty obvious.

That's all I've got, until the caffiene kicks in.
Tags: apartment
Subscribe

  • Farewell, LJ

    So I guess I'm retiring this blog. Part of me feels like I need to make some sort of eulogy or something; part of me just wants to move on already.…

  • Catching up

    The first sentence of this post was "Finally, some breathing room," and then as I was in the middle of the second sentence I got handed…

  • (no subject)

    Kinda hard to imagine Thomas Pynchon (and not, say, Tom Robbins) writing this paragraph, but there it is on p. 99 of "Inherent Vice":…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment