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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Har! Good one, Mac!

Greetings from the Great Frozen South, GN!

Current Larryville temperature: 28ºF with two more sub-freezing nights to come. Oh well, at least it’s going to be sunny and dry the next two days so no ice.

Submitted a repair bid yesterday for a house with a large, expensive tile roof in Calabasas which has two leaks. The owner -- some arrogant asshole with an Iranian name -- responded by playing the Rug Merchant Game:

I can replace the roof for that price?
Jim did not even look at the roof to make such an expensive estimate.

Jim actually saw the leaks from inside and didn’t have to go on the roof (covered with rather pricey, easily-broken tiles) in order to diagnose the problems and determine the scope-of-work.

Always hilarious when some pinhead with a $2M+, 4200 square foot house squawks that something’s too expensive when they have no clue what things like, oh, say conspicuously-fancy tile roof repairs, actually cost.

Quoth Jim after seeing the guy’s email, “Oh, fuck him.”

I told Jim if he wanted to play this stupid middle-eastern game, a good response would be to accuse the guy of wanting to take the bread from the mouths of Jim’s children and grandchildren. 👿

BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Happy Tuesday, GN! Good morning, Fatwa!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Fatwa -- I love your proposed response to that Persian prick.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Paddy!

Gotta know your “audience”. 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Rain rolling in -- should hit Paddy early morning.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Ow! Quit it!

Now, if only we had some way to trap all of this rain…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Fuckin’ California.

‘Woman of the year’ Kathy Griffin says she won’t support ‘another old, white guy’ in 2020

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227103914.html

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Unless that’s all the Dems have to offer, then she’ll put aside her “principles”.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

“Woman of the Year” -- if we didn’t have low standards we wouldn’t have any at all anymore.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Every year, Mac, except for that time the Russians rigged it and gave it to Natasha Fatale.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I blame moose and skwirel.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Lightning! Thunder! Rain! Wind!