I’m home sick today, nursing the cold I always seem to get at the beginning of the fall semester, and watching House Hunters. I should probably be doing homework or checking my work email but my head is fuzzy and I feel like I only have enough mental ability to hate watch as people reject perfectly good houses for stupid reasons.
(I realize that HH is probably totally contrived and maybe the people are coached to say these moronic things, but still…)
So, please kindly shut up, people who say:
“We’re just bursting at the seams in our current house” Invariably these people have a 2000+ square foot house and maybe two kids. If you can live in a 2000+ square feet with four people, you probably have too much shit. If you just want a bigger house, just own it and say “yep, we want more room because we like stuff”.
“We want granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances” Of course you do. 30 years ago you would have wanted the avocado green appliances too, you sheep.
Lame jokey banter about how women love shoes/need big closets. Ugh. Just stop.
“Ugh, look at that paint and/or decorating style and/or furniture” Newsflash: you aren’t buying the furniture and you can easily repaint. You are buying the space, not the previous owner’s taste.
Ooh…House Hunters International is on next…time to hate all of the Americans who can’t understand why things aren’t exactly the same in, say, Prague as the US. Excellent.