I live in a rural area. I try to allow plenty of time for stuff that happens -- flat tires, emergencies, you know, STUFF. I'll stop and help a stranded motorist, stop at a ranch house to tell them their cows (or goats!) are on the road. Common happenstance in the country.
I wish I could post pictures, because I have them: twice in ten years, I have been stopped because of cattle drives.
What happens is every cop/trooper/sheriff in Western Nebraska is lined up for miles, with flashing lights. No traffic till all the cattle cross the road.
I really enjoy it. Did you ever watch the John Wayne classic, The Cowboys? Some of the "cowpokes" on these drives look about 8 years old, in their stetsons and kerchiefs and on their cow ponies. I always have my camera, and always take pictures. Some are absolutely stunningly beautiful women or young girls. (Nothing like a pretty girl on a horse, LOL!)
Oh, yes, why don't I detour? We are in the COUNTRY, folks! There's ONLY ONE ROAD FROM HERE TO THERE!!! There are no "side roads", no alternate routes, no shortcuts
(well, maybe if you have that 4WD stuff, LOL). You just sit there until those cows are across the road, or down the road, or where ever they are headed!
What's your best one?
@French Farmer wrote:
Some years ago (before my "French Farmer" partner came along)...
Wow, Kate, just wow. You couldn't pay me enough to drive through those mountains on I-70 at any time of the year.
And if I had, I would have turned around to go home, and called or texted the schedulers.
To me, road closed due to avalanche would be an adequate reason for allowing a reschedule!
@Eric in Tampa wrote:
I was laid off from my corporate job in November one year, and completely forgot that I had a job scheduled with Intelli-shop after work that day. I was unexpectedly laid off at 10:00am, and was completely stunned for the entire day.
A day later, Intelli-shop deleted the shop, and issued a flake citation. Remembering that I had committed to doing this $8 gas station job, I called Intelli-shop's Ohio office and explained my situation, as well as asked to reschedule the job. They wouldn't reassign the job, nor remove the flake citation.
This occured 11 years ago. To this day, this is my lone flake citation with Intelli-shop. I'm still with them as a shopper, yet I've had a love-hate relationship with them ever since.
I am not sure what you mean by "staged properties". The company selling my property sent over a professional photographer with my consent to take a few pictures for the computer as they are partners with Zillow. Everyone today looks at Zillow when buying, it saves time and is not against any law. I as well love Architecture and last year took the Chicago Architectural boat tour. Having worked with an Architecture when building our home, I have a appreciation of planning your ideas and watching them grow into a reality. This is a real growth experience and very creative. Zillow is fun and an escape.
@Piled Hip Deep, PHD wrote:
I love shops that schedulers beg me to do after suburban shoppers drive by and run for their life when they see the neighborhood. I get my "ghetto mobile" It is so old it is not worth stealing or striping the parts off the car. . I pass the panhandler asking for change and offer him my hamburger on the way iut, which he refuses He only wants "change". Then you pass the "Lady of the evening in brad daylight. Most her teeth are missing and she looks years older than she is. She wants to service you for the price of a fix. You go inside and the napkin holders are welded to the counter. You have to ask for refills and condiment at the counter because the vagrants would have them for lunch. You have to be buzzed into the rest room. Usually an undercover cop will ask you if you are buying or selling drugs. I was trained ON THE JOB to blend into the demographic. The fast food company does not offer those shops anymore. .I love salespeople who try to count my money to see if it is worth waiting on me. They allow me t o seek their jewels and drive very expensive cars and I can even eat in very nice restaurants. IF I LOOK LIKE I BELONG to the $150 lunch club. .