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A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
There are only a handful of good reasons to phone someone at 6:30 in the morning.

"Oh, my God! It's a nuclear war!"
"I've left you to live with the milkman."
"Uncle Henry was murdered in his sleep!"
"I'm sorry, I just ran over your cat."
"If you can find it in your heart to forgive me, send one dollar to: Sorry Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace..."

See, these are all completely valid reasons to rouse someone from a sound sleep.

You will note that "I can't afford the house and can I have my deposit back" is not listed among the good reasons.

My attorney told me yesterday that we had a signed contract. He was, apparently, mistaken.

Well, ranagazoo, let's have a tune!

I'm feeling all kinds of: Why am I listening to old French novelty records, anyway?
What I hear: Bernard Minet - Go Gobots (RecreaBide) (Bide et Musique - Varietes 70-80 - Paris France)

24 tall tales or Tell me a story
xiombarg From: xiombarg Date: November 10th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC) (permalink)
Wow, that's doubly uncool.
alcestis From: alcestis Date: November 10th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
From: insaniac Date: November 10th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC) (permalink)
They cant do that!
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: November 10th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC) (permalink)
isn't in the contract that if they back out you keep the deposit?
ldy From: ldy Date: November 10th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (permalink)
Sadly, there is no signed contract.
From: insaniac Date: November 10th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (permalink)
I dont understand why a contract wasnt signed. What the hell is wrong with your lawyer?
ldy From: ldy Date: November 10th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC) (permalink)
The paperwork was being done long distance, and it took some time for the deposit to clear (there's little point in preparing a contract if the deposit doesn't clear).
From: insaniac Date: November 10th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC) (permalink)

see, when I bought my house i was required to provide a cheque certified by the bank, c/o my lawyer. There was a certain period this had to be done by as well. I thought this was a common procedure but maybe its different down in the states...
ldy From: ldy Date: November 10th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC) (permalink)
The cheque in this case was not certified, and as a kindness to the seller (and at his request) I held onto it a few days to be certain he had sufficient funds in his account. (He did.) Usually the check would go into escrow (held by a trusted third party); however, in this case, since it was short term and for-sale-by-owner, I deposited it directly into my account.

Sadly, a cashed deposit cheque is not the same as a signed contract.
newbabel From: newbabel Date: November 10th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC) (permalink)
Holy fuck!
aetra From: aetra Date: November 10th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (permalink)
Oh, fuck.
corto From: corto Date: November 10th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC) (permalink)
you didn't give the deposit back did you?
ldy From: ldy Date: November 10th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (permalink)
No, I didn't.

I will when I get a copy of the official letter, though. My attorney says there's nothing we can do. :(
bitteroptimist From: bitteroptimist Date: November 10th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC) (permalink)


gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: November 10th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC) (permalink)
i'm so sorry, c. that just reeks :(
scottobear From: scottobear Date: November 10th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC) (permalink)

no, a rude awakening is no way to beg for $$.
gamethyme From: gamethyme Date: November 10th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (permalink)
That is ... disgustingly lame.
waning_estrogen From: waning_estrogen Date: November 10th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC) (permalink)
that sucks.
I'm sorry.
thetech From: thetech Date: November 10th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC) (permalink)

Not nice >:(

Oh... and hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :)
duinlas From: duinlas Date: November 10th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (permalink)
Don't worry. I've been through it all before.
kelvix From: kelvix Date: November 10th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC) (permalink)
Really sorry to hear that
serendipity From: serendipity Date: November 10th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Oh, no! That's awful, I'm sorry. :(
From: purpleronnie Date: November 11th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC) (permalink)
Having gone through much of the same crap selling the condo and moving into the new house only a year or so ago, I can honestly tell you that while it SEEMS really crappy right now, in the grand scheme of things it's all for the best - all of these things happen for a reason...as it turned out for us, we got more than our original asking price AND though we missed out on the first two houses we put offers in on, we ended up with the PERFECT house for us, (who knew we were gonna have a baby and need that extra room).

Like the donkey in the well, shake it off and step up.
From: horseofshadows Date: November 11th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Much Sucketh!

Your tune: "The Masochism Tango (Orchestral Versio)" by Tom Lehrer

Second Number: "They're Coming To Take Me Away" by Napoleon XIV

Encore: "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park" by Tom Lehrer

Ldy's Wardrobe tonight is provided by the Posey Humane Restraint Co.
24 tall tales or Tell me a story