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Not Always How It Seems

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Friday

Quote of the Day: “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.”

- Casey Stengel

I sold my Garmin GPS today. Good old Craig’s List.

I had got a couple of nibbles for it but I delayed pursuing it because… I don’t know, just had better things to do I guess.

So I finally got serious and answered some emails and convinced some guy to buy the thing for a negotiated price that was less than what I wanted but more than what I was enjoying as the gadget was collecting dust in my computer room.

He wanted to know if I could drop it off and if we could meet somewhere near downtown. I agreed to meet him at his house which was somewhere in Pacific Beach today on my way home from work. I really didn’t want to get stuck in Friday traffic in an already-congested area but I had little choice.

I called him as I got near and he gave me terminal directions to get to his house. But I kept having to call him back because I’d miss a turn and pretty soon it was just him giving me constant directions until finally I ended up at his house (after burning many of my cell minutes).

I have the worst gaydar known to man but this guy seemed to be a little effeminate on the phone. Add that to the perception I had of PB and I was not too thrilled about spending much time at this guy’s house.

When I got in, he ran upstairs to get his money and I looked around. The house seemed…well-decorated.

There were pics of him and what seemed like his sister and other family members and I just put it all out of my mind, just wanting to get the money and be on my way. He had told me he wanted it for his bike when he takes long rides which told me nothing.

When he came back down, he gave me the cash and I complimented him on his house. He then tells me it’s really his fiance’s and she had it before they met.

So I felt like an idiot and slunk out of there.

And hit traffic.

But I had a wad of dough for my troubles.

Free Advice for Today: “When a friend or loved one becomes ill, remember hope and positive thinking are strong medicines.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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