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Sorry Mate, But This Is Business [Jan. 4th, 2018|11:19 am]
Tony Grist
 The wind has started lifting the plastic roofing off the shed. It's nasty cheap stuff which comes away in splinters not sheets. We've had to do repairs a couple of times during the past four years but we won't be bothering again. This is a job for whoever ends up buying the place. 

We have copies of the correspondence between our representative and the neighbour who is thinking of making us an offer. The neighbour strikes a plaintive note. Do we not understand how distressing it is for him to have developers threatening to build houses on his doorstep? And please would we bear in mind how much it'll cost him to renovate the farm if he buys it.  Our man withholds the tea and sympathy and says he's still negotiating with the developers and when he's done the neighbour can come in with a better offer if he wants to. 

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-01-04 12:45 pm (UTC)
Your man is a hardliner! I suppose that's a good quality when it comes to business.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-04 01:12 pm (UTC)
The odd thing is our neighbour is a high-flying corporate lawyer or banker or something of the sort and I'd expected his approach to be rather more businesslike. Perhaps he thought he was dealing with amateurs.

We are amateurs, of course- which is why we've engaged the services of a pro.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-01-05 07:30 am (UTC)
Sharp! I suppose you don't get to be super-rich unless you're careful with the pennnies...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-05 09:26 am (UTC)
Just so.
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