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Neighborhood... - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Neighborhood...
There is apparently a street convention that if one gives baked goods on a disposable plate, they can be eaten; if one gives baked goods on a Real Plate, then the plate should be returned with other baked goods on it. (We didn't accidentally violate convention yet, but now we know.)

And, when I went grocery shopping today, I walked to the butcher's and bought some meat and eggs and butter, and then walked to the vegetable store and bought some vegetables...

I'm going through another phase of "this is *not* how city life works..." though I'm no longer spooked by it. When house-hunting, I wasn't sorting based on friendly-neighborhood. I wouldn't have even thought about the concept. But having accidentally happened into one is pretty cool. (The neighbors asked how the Assassin game is going! !! )

(And, for those who are paying attention to the recurring plots, we do have heat again. Yay!)

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy

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rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: October 3rd, 2004 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty sweet. Also pretty rare I think.
We're certainly not on such friendly terms with any of our neighbors (except the owners of the condo downstairs).
jadia From: jadia Date: October 3rd, 2004 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Recurring Plots!

What was wrong with it?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 3rd, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Recurring Plots!

A motor had to be replaced. I assume it was the motor for the pump pushing the oil around, because I can't think what else the motor would do. The receipt says "Replace OB motor and coupling".
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 4th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Recurring Plots!

An "OB motor" is an outboard motor, for a motorboat. The coupling, of course, is a sexual union. So your motorboat's motor was not having sex with your boat. Apparently this is a problem, so your unattractive motor was fired and replaced with one who was more your motorboat's type.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: October 3rd, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nifty! More baked good exchanges are a good thing.

Which place are you calling the vegetable store? Farmer's Bounty?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 3rd, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I oversimplified Farmer's Bounty to the vegetable store.
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