Friday, May 30, 2008

Chapter 5, Page 7 Law? What law?

That's illegal! So?

Some might call Dad jaded. Some might be right.

Unfortunately, there really isn't much Mary can do about this situation. And, like most human beings, she hates feeling powerless!

What amazes me is that anyone bought that property. They do realize the area floods on a fairly regular basis, right?


Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Hmmm: "Jaded?"

That might not be the worst way to describe my attitude toward alternatively-accurate statements.

I think you get some of your passion for accuracy from me, which makes the standards of a real estate ad hard to take.

Ah, well: at least there is a sort of unintentional humor in those descriptions:

'Ideal for remodeling' (factual).

'Secluded' (factual, sometimes with a vengeance)

And 'by [name] lake' (not quite factual - although if you cross a road and a hundred feet of someone else's property you will be on that lake).

Brigid said...

Yeah. lol

"Ideal for remodeling" i.e. it's a dump barely fit for human habitation.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

It's been quite a long time since I've seen an article listing, and discussing, the various real estate terms.

Some were very funny.