Disclaimer **In this post I am very angry and ranty about completely non-knitterly things, if you'd like to see nice happy knitterly things please scroll down and look at my Simurgh stole and maybe even stop & peruse the quilts immediately below before you get that far.**
I haven't had a good rant in a while, but this one is a doozy and I can't just let sleeping dogs lie.
Let's start with the basics. I am from New York, a reasonably liberal state. I consider myself a modern woman, my husband and I share duties around the house and every once in a while he even does a load of laundry with no prompting. We are both educated, we both have decent careers, we are approximately the same age - so I ask you this:
WHY on God's green earth does the realtor call ME when she thinks the dining room floor isn't shiny enough and email him when she wants to talk about pricing based on neighborhood values. SHE. Not even he, SHE. Seriously? I am on the books as the daytime contact, but I'm not good enough to have a conversation about pricing?
I wouldn't notice whether or not the dining room floor was shiny even if you gave me months to notice, she is obviously under some misapprehension that I should be concerned about the lack of shininess of my dining room floor. I'm not. I don't even know how one would go about making the floor shiny compared to vaguely smudged. I count myself lucky to have a decent job so that I can afford to pay somebody to mop my floors every once in a while because people, I hate cleaning and knitting time is precious - given a choice, I will choose knitting every day.
Does she think that my husband will make some decision about the pricing of our house without consulting me? It was an email, I could have been cc'd - how hard is that? But I should have been called. If I can be called at work about the freaking floors, I can certainly be called about PRICING. I've gotta say, I'm much more concerned about and interested in pricing and fluctuating values in the neighborhood than whether or not the dining room floor is smudged.
This happens all the time to me in the south and it very, very rarely happened to me when I was living in the northeast. A few months ago I had a lady quote me $120 to clean the gutters and when I told her I wanted to schedule it she asked me "Don't you want to check with your husband first?" I calmly told her that no, I didn't need to, I can make this decision all on my own, thank you very much. This I didn't find insulting, just par for the course around here.
But the realtor, who sat down at the table and talked with us, SHE assumes I only need to be called about cleaning issues and can't deal with the rest?
Absolutely. Completely. Unacceptable.