Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Random and Fun Tuesday

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 


Tuesday is the day for Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Tuesday Fun with Sandee of Comedy Plus.

Let me begin with a shout-out to Cathy of Curious as a Cathy.  No matter what, i cannot comment on your blog!  The fact is, Wordpress hates me even though i have an account.  Just know that i am reading, and if you want to contact me at my email, messymimi at live dot com, i will try to send you my comments via email.

On Saturday, i posted about #1 Son needing to pay a bill.  It was a rather complicated situation.

This month, he and his roommate recommended a third person to live in their apartment.  Most apartments at his complex have three rooms, which are rented out separately, each person has his/her own lease, bedroom, bathroom, and they share the kitchen and living area.  #1 Son and roommate had an empty room, which means the complex is not making money on that room.  

According to the way that apartment complex is run, if you recommend a person to move in and s/he is accepted, you get $200 off on your rent.  #1 Son had paid his rent on June 30, minus the $200, and the manager who took the money order from him said that was right.

Last Tuesday, the 10th, #1 Son got a call asking why he was late on $200 of his rent.  He told the female manager what had happened, and she told him that the discount applies the second month after the person has moved in, so he was technically late and would have to pay a $50 late fee.  

He responded that not only was it not noted in the lease or any of the promotional materials that the discount was the second month, he was told by the manager on duty that he'd paid the correct amount.  He insisted that the fee be waived.

She said she didn't have the authority to do that, and he told her to find out who did and take care of it, because he was not paying the late fee.  The money order he bought that day was for the $200, the male manager who had originally taken his rent back on June 30 admitted he was at fault, and they have not yet asked for the late fee.  So far, he seems to have won this, we are hoping.

For a few funnies, this is how i feel right now about the management of that apartment complex:

This is how i feel when i think about our cars:

Finally, this is how i feel some days when i'm having trouble remembering stuff:

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!


Today is:

Air Conditioner Day -- the first modern electrical air conditioning unit, invented by William Carrier, began working on this day in 1902

Constitution Day -- South Korea

Feast of St. Kenelm -- saint mentioned in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of The Canterbury Takes

Feast of the Clockless NowEver -- can't find any confirmation on what this one is, but it sounds like fun if i don't have to bother with a clock or schedule

Festival for Victoria and Virtus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of victory and god of bravery in warfare)

Gion Matsuri -- Yakasa Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (one of the largest and best Gion festivals)

King Letsie III's Birthday -- Lesotho

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Petal-Hopping for Hopeless Cases -- Fairy Calendar

St. Alexius Day (Patron of Alexians, beggars, belt makers, nurses, pilgrims, travellers)

Wear Crazy Socks to Work Day -- at your own risk

World Day for International Justice

Wrong Way Corrigan Day -- anniversary of the flight of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who was supposedly heading for California from New York and ended up in Ireland instead

Yellow Pig Day -- mathmatics festivals at various universities, celebrating the number 17 and the yellow pig with 17 eyelashes, created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly

Birthdays Today

Tash Hamilton, 1982
Alex Winter, 1965
Dawn Upshaw, 1960
Mark Burnett, 1960
Aaron Lansky, 1955
J. Michael Straczynski, 1954
David Hasselhoff, 1952
Phoebe Snow, 1952
Lucie Arnaz, 1951
Camilla Parker Bowles, 1947
Diahann Carroll, 1935
Donald Sutherland, 1934
Phyllis Diller, 1917
Art Linkletter, 1912
James Cagney, 1899
Berenice Abbott, 1898
Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889
John Jacob Astor, 1763
Elbridge Thomas Gerry, 1744
Isaac Watts, 1674

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Yellow Submarine(Animated film), 1968
Punch(Magazine, first publication), 1841

Today in History

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians, the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world, 180
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China, 1402
Catherine II (the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia, 1762
Londoner Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine, 1790
The first issue of Punch magazine was published, England, 1841
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S, 1867
On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1918
The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost, 1918
An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain begins the Spanish Civil War, 1936
After being denied permission to make a transatlantic crossing, Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 1928
Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California, 1955
An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations, 1975
The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team, 1976
The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business, 1997
A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless, 1998
A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression, 1998
South Korea develops a long range cruise missile, 2010
Astronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission, 2012
In an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offers its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lose, 2013


  1. I really, really hope your son is NOT charged that late few. And wincing I recognised quite a lot of truth in all the funnies.

  2. I have heard these type of rents. Not only there all over the world it goes on.

  3. Mimi,

    WP holds your comments for moderation. I'm clueless as to why this happens to. I try to approve yours and others quickly as possible. Unfortunately, I'm not super fast. :( I appreciate your mentioning to here to me and I will do a little Internet research to see why this might be happening.

    I'm glad #1 son got the late fee taken care of. I often wonder how anyone makes it in this world with all the confusion, like what you described between the two managers. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't run into or hear about these things going on. It's so crazy. I get someone making a goof once in a while but the onslaught of people not knowing or understanding how something works boggles the mind.

    All I can say is thank you Mr. Carrier for the invention of the AC!!! I often comment to DH about Victorian women and how miserable they must have been in the summer. I'm ready to stripe off my clothes and join a nudest colony by mid-summer. Yeah, that's a revolting thought but I figured if everyone's doing then they won't mind seeing me in my birthday suit too much...I hope. :D Happy random and thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  4. I hope your son will not be charged the late payment due to no fault of his. I like the one about learning new things and forgetting about the ones. Have a great day!

  5. That late fee issue is so annoying indeed. I hope your son can waive it. I would definitely do the same thing and insist! Love the memes you have here...and I just know that UAE offer a gram of gold for 1 kg of weight loss back in 2013! What an incentive :)

  6. I hope things get cleared up fir your son? I have to pick up my granddaughter. She wants to spend the afternoon with her grandparents. Isn't that nice. Really it's with her grandmother. Oh well, as long as I can pick her up. Ha,ha,ha. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Dang - I need to move to the UAE.
    (My new retirement plan...)

  8. There is always some hidden trick. I can really relate to the last one about forgetting. :)

  9. I'm glad Cathy weighed in. I've seen this happen from time to time on my blog. I don't have comment moderation on, but often I'll find them and have to approve them. It make me scratch my head.

    I'm hoping your son won this one too. How awful when things happen and not everyone in the office knows.

    Love all your funnies.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  10. Hope your son is all set with that situation ~ Wonderful fun quotes ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. I hope it works out for your son. Clearly he doesn't owe a late fee. I hate dealing with businesses where the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Very frustrating.

  12. My sons apartments are rented that way, too. Each BR has its own lease. I like that! Hope they waive the late fee. They certainly should, and what does it matter if he takes the 200 off this month or next. Either way, it comes out the same. I really relate to the learning 1 thing and forgetting 5!


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