May 13th, 2005

sophie and calcifer

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Okay, so I know the housing market is so nuts in the state of Maryland that most listing agents don't have the time to call back every single prospective buyer. I have come to terms with this.

The listing agent I tried to deal with yesterday has no such excuse.

My realtor calls her up about a property that's just come out on the market. It doesn't have a lockbox, so the listing agent has to meet us there. Okay, whatever. So when my realtor tells her where we're coming from, the listing agent whines, "Oh, you're half an hour away!"

Now here's the kicker: We ask her if it's a bad time and if I should wait til Friday (today). She says no. She says she will be there.

So we skirt around rush-hour traffic and weird directions and by some miracle get there exactly half an hour after talking to the listing agent.

Guess who ISN'T there, didn't stick around to wait for us, didn't leave either of us a message (despite having both our cell numbers) and isn't answering her phone?

Yeah.

Next time, lady, if you can't wait around, just SAY SO. Buyers just LOVE the message that you have no problem wasting their time but can't be bothered to be honest about your own lack of patience.

Am I alone in thinking that was just a bit inconsiderate? I mean, she could have at least left us a phone message before taking off.
Baby clouded leopard

I might get someone fiiiiiiiiired, or at least in trouble.

So I'm looking for work right now. I dropped off an application at this record store I really love around 7:30 last night on my way to a concert. When I was there, I missed a phonecall from a number I didn't know around 11. They left a message!

"Hey, this is Sean from (record store). I'm calling from my house phone number, so maybe you didn't recognize it. I wanted to talk to you about an interview and stuff. Give my cell phone number a call anytime at (number). The sooner the better, because we really need the help, and there are a lot of people applying. Thanks, have a nice night".

I wasn't expecting to hear back so fast, but I was really excited because I really want the job!

I tried calling the cell phone number twice today, no answer. Being the assertive type, I also called the record store looking for him. He wasn't working until later. I told the woman on the phone he had called me for an interview, and I wanted to know if I should call back later or if she'd tell him I'd call...

silence.

Woman: "Uhh... I'm actually the manager. Sean doesn't have authority to call people for interviews."
Me: "WHAT? Oh man, I'm really sorry. I wasn't trying to get anyone in trouble. I thought the call was legit"
Woman: "Oh, it's OK. I don't know why he'd do that. Who is this?"
Me: "Vanessa XYZ"
Woman: "Oh, you actually had a really great application. I wasn't calling anyone until like next week. I'll probably call you then."
Me: "Oh awesome. Thanks. Hey, I really didn't mean to cause any trouble, I just didn't know"
Woman: "Oh, no, it's OK! You'll probably hear from me next week"

WEIRD. Part of me kind of hopes I get him fired, because that's one more open position I could be filling. The dude fucked up. If he was the guy I handed my application to and he thought I was hot or something and left a message reflecting that, I wouldn't have gone for it, but I also wouldn't have been offended and called the store to report it. The fact that he'd make it sound like he had authority to offer me an interview/job pisses me off.

I just hope this doesn't hurt my chance of getting the job!