Grey-lump process failure
Lorne Kates last edited by
In an effort to
rebuild my post-count from my halcyon1234 accountsay hi from my new forum account, I thought I'd share a wtf I've inadvertendly caused. It's one of those hiccups in the brain that is memorable-- mainly because there were people around who won't let me forget.
A few years ago, while I was still in school, I was renting a two bedroom apartment. I was, once again, looking for a roomate, and had placed a number of ads to that effect. My gaming group was over, so my brain was already distracted when someone phoned about the room.
She asked the usual questions-- distance to campus, kitchen, price-- and then how many bedrooms. I told her, and then her tone changed. "This is shared accomidation?"
"Yes, it's shared." I didn't have any problems with an opposite gender roommate. She quickly thanked me and hung up.
I shrugged and said something like "Some people are so touchy." I put away the phone, only to realize that the entire group was staring at me-- all with a wide-eyed look that perfectly reflected the tone of voice the called had.
"Dude, you do realize you told her it was a one bedroom apartment, right?"
From that point on, I kept a piece of paper by the phone with the apartment's details on it.