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Fatwa Arbuckle
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“Leave the gun, bring teh kitteh.”

Sure am glad it’s almost the end of the work week.

I get to write a nastygram today to a deadbeat dentist who just sold a house in Encino for $1.8M and is now trying to renegotiate the $4K cost of repairs we did ten weeks ago so he could sell the damned house.

House currently in escrow; there may be a lien in his very near future. 👿

Cheap bastard.

Sven
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Sven

Thursday. Almost. There. Come on, Friday!

Hi, Fatwa.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Fatwa -- while the world might not be filled with sphincters like that dentist, there sure seem to be more than needed.

It’s the last two weeks of school (plus one additional week of administrative paper-pushing), so all the meetings with parents that couldn’t get scheduled earlier are now filling up my days -- plus all the normal end-of-the-year tasks, in addition to all the normal day-to-day tasks.

Sigh.
I’ll be glad when June is over.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Hai, Sven and Paddy! Paddy -- Hope all of your end-of-the-term carp is less onerous than anticipated. Re Dr. Deadbeat: We’ve spoken to the person handling the escrow; turns out we’re not the only contractor with some, erm, dental problems. With any luck, we’ll get a check later today. Told Jim that next time we get business cards printed, I want my title to read “Vice President -- Niedermeyer Division” 👿 UPDATE 14:12 PDT: Jim just picked-up a check from the escrow company; they were very apologetic. Jim told them he knows this mess wasn’t their fault and thanked them… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Well, I think I’ve figured out what happened to me last Saturday and a few times before over the last 10 years: laryngospasm

On the plus side, it’s like never fatal and generally lasts between 30-90 seconds. No idea as to a trigger, but there’s some breathing techniques for me to learn to get through it. Now that I know that it’s not likely to kill me, perhaps I’ll be calmer next time. Scary though.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Dayum, Sven…that’s gotta be pretty scary; glad you’ve figured out what it is and that it’s not fatal.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

What he said! I hope you can find the trigger so you can try to avoid it.