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"Almost"

Posted by Jäger on 2004-09-26 21:58:00

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This evening, the Gemini Delegation learned the difference between the promise of a counter-offer and a real, live counter-offer. "Almost" having a signed contract is about like "almost" passing a class... which is to say worthless. Apparently the seller is being obnoxious and doesn't want to give the counter-offer previously indicated. (This is exasperating his realtor no end.) So unless a miracle occurs, the offer is dead.


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Offer (2004-09-23 20:55:20)
Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000