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Freak magnet

I was stood up by a real estate agent who had called me up THAT DAY to organise a viewing THAT DAY. "Oh," she said when I called her to ask what the fuck was up with that, "you must have been one of the people on my list that I DIDN'T CALL BACK". Way to make me feel unimportant, stupid real estate lady.

On my way home, at a pedestrian crossing, a lady said to me, "I like your style. Your outfit - I like it." I said thankyou, and as we were crossing the road together, I asked her is she was from europe (for she had an accent.

The floodgates opened. She was South American, from Brazil, and boy, did she like to talk. She talked to me for half an hour about her life and times, taking a cue from one of my few interjections of "I'm looking for a house to move into", and gave me warnings about housemates. She was really funny, and her stories were quite interesting as far as random-person-stopping-you-on-the-street stories go.

After sharing laughter and advice on houses, we went our seperate ways.

It was odd, but this sort of thing happens to me, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

I have also started the packing process. Our hallway is slowly filling up with filled boxes. I feel kind of apprehensive about the packing process, because I have already filled a whole bunch of boxes without really scratching the surface of the stuff-to-be-packed mass. I've taken a whole bunch of boxes home from work, but we've run out here (as another person is moving, and nabbed boxes before I could get to them). I hate moving.


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Apr. 8th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
I love meeting random people on the street and having conversations with them. Once I was waiting for a bus and started talking to this guy Ash. He ended up coming up to the pool hall with me, playing a few games, and then going home to sleep. I haven't seen him since.
Apr. 8th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
I have some boxes for you, if you want them. It'll mean that I'll actually have to unpack them, which I'm sure aeliel will be grateful for.
Apr. 8th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
Fantastic. Thanks!
Apr. 9th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
MacDonalds french fry boxes are really good sizes for books - ask at your local.
Apr. 10th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
Mmmm, I prefer A4 paper for copiers and printers boxes, as they are small enough to keep books in liftable sized chunks but exactly the right size to take lots of paperbacks.

Best person I bumped into on the street was a Zimbabwean diplomat on an airport bus in Canada who was travelling to Ottowa for grain negotiations. Fascinating, large!!, brighly plumed personality. Absolutely hilarious too. 40 minute trip was way too short with her on board!
Apr. 11th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
It occurs to me that you might still have some of my junk at your place? I'm pretty sure Tori is still there somewhere :) Anyway, since you're moving, and I'm moving, I can probably send some minions round to take some junk off your hands? Let me know, I'll be here all week :)

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