Friday, January 25, 2008

Interesting Conversation

I was chatting with a co-worker friend of mine and of course the discussion turned to housing. (Those who have known me a while are sick of the subject, believe me. :) The conversation went something like this:

Him: So where's your house at?
Me: I'm down in Elk Grove. We got a sweet deal on a huge place.
Him: Really? How much did you pay?
Me: Oh, we rent. It's costing us $X per month.
Him: You rent? Oh, you're sooooo lucky!

No way this conversation would have happened even six months ago.


patient renter said...

Oh how the tides have turned :)

Somehow though there are some amazing holdouts though at my workplace. One in particular is planning to get married, so of course she "has to" buy a house. I've given her more information than any reasonable person should need to come to the opposite conclusion, but she will not be swayed. So I gave up on her a while ago and nowdays I just have some innocent sarcastic fun with her. From the other day:

me: did you find a place yet?
co-worker: we found a few, but we haven't looked at anything in person yet.
me: well you know, you better buy now or be priced out forever!
co-worker: oh yes, i totally know!

hahaha :) when does this thinking end!?

Anonymous said...

The repo man commeth:

We keep seeing tow trucks driving thru the parking lot of our busted condo conversion project in Roseville. It seemed strange, but we assumed the drivers must live there.

Last night we were walking our little dog through the grounds and here comes another tow truck. Suddenly he stops, drops the hook up gear and quickly starts backing up. He turned into an open garage with the forks down, and without even getting out of the truck, snatches a nice Mercedes right out of the open garage door. The car had been there for less than 5 minutes and the owner was coming right back. The repo man spent no more effort than you would pulling a burrito out of the microwave. Once he had it in the parking lot, he stopped and tied it down, then silently left the area.

A bunch of us just stood around and watched, amazed at the process. The car owner knew what happened, because when he came back to the garage a few minutes later he just cursed out loud and went back into his condo.

It seems to be a sign of the times.

Tyrone said...

Anon @ 8:28 AM,
Great story. I laughed out loud!!!

patient renter said...

Anon, that's pretty crazy. Feel free to post other stories.