Friday, April 25, 2008

Current doings and follow-ups

Not much exciting going on here. Just thought I'd let you know what I'm doing and follow up on a couple of things.

Just in case you're wondering, I DID file a complaint with the ICCC Wednesday. Received an e-mail back from them almost immediately (impressive!) assigning me a file number and password. Later that same evening, I filed additional information in re e-mail addresses and names.

I'll now have to add even more information, because last night I received another!! THIS one telling me that "Sir" somebody or another was trying to inform me that I have a great deal of money coming my way if I will just give out a bunch of personal information.

I have no intention of responding to this one, but have copied and added it to what might become a fairly extensive file. Who knows, right?

Somehow or another, I have managed to get myself onto a less than desirable list.

Well, I'm keeping records, and will keep you guys informed about any breaking news.

Today I spent a 'ton' of hours looking up property values in my immediate area ... what the appraised values are/were, what homes had sold for within the past two years, which homes had had foundation work done, etc.

What I found was interesting, to say the least! (All of this in preparation for a possible protest to the appraised value on MY home for taxation purposes, you understand. Otherwise, I can absolutely guarantee you that I have far better things to do with my time!)

OK, so what else is happening?

Yesterday morning, I got my teeth thoroughly cleaned. That's a really neat thing to do, isn't it?

Then, I tried to get my nails done. (I'm 70 yrs. old, and have NEVER had my nails done! Hard to believe, isn't it?? Well, I confess that -- for many, many, many years I was a nail-biter. In fact, it's only within the past 10-15 years or so that I stopped, and perhaps only in the last two or three that my nails have consistently grown and hardened until now -- at the ripe old age of 70, I'd like to have them 'done'.)

What I was wanting to do was get them of a consistent length (to match the shortest one, of course!), and just a clear polish -- nothing fancy. I just wanted to be pampered a little.

So, I went to the shop that I thought was the one where I would see the Oriental gal whom I'd met so often while getting my hair done just a few doors down the street.

I parked the car and went into the shop. It was nicely-appointed, but I didn't see anyone. I called, "Hello?"

Out of the back area appeared a youngish Oriental gal -- not the person I was hoping to see -- who asked, "May I help you?"

I responded, inanely, "Are you the only one here?" (Still looking towards the back, and hoping to see the person I 'knew'.)

I think I made her nervous. I'm not small, but not over-powering (by any stretch of the imagination), but still!!

She kept looking toward the back. I kept looking toward the back, hoping to see my 'friend'.

I tried to explain to her who I was looking for (perhaps I was in the wrong place?) ... she and I both kept looking toward the back of the shop ... we were at a seeming standstill!!

I exited the shop, calling, "I tried!" She locked the door behind me.


Nancy said...

What a weird little moment in the nail shop! I wonder what she was thinking? I've never had my nails done either.

Goldenrod said...

Yeah, I'm still giggling a little over that incident. By the way, I trimmed my own nails last night. No pampering, but they're now all close to the same length and I'm not hearing those clickety clack sounds as my fingers move up and down the keyboard.

Tammy said...

Check your email. I left you something to check out. ;)

Polimom said...

Funny story! I can't help wondering, though, whether she had something going on in the back of the shop...