Guest ladyarkles

Ratings system for the corners of rooms - Suggestions please.

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    Guest ladyarkles

    Well, what a strange phenomenon I have encountered recently.

    I am only just recovered from the infamous "Great Chicken Salt Misunderstanding of 2012" and have (hopefully) left behind the dark days of needing an Aztec cypher to help with the Metro Fare tables.

     

    Now I face a mountain of understanding that I am finding insurmountable, a bit like Mount Lofty when you are stuck behind a gaggle of lycra-clad gossipers on a steep incline.

     

    What is it with the corners?

    No, not on Mount Lofty.... the corners in property pages.

     

    Click on any property that is advertised on RealMistake.com and you usually get the following in the photo section:

    1) external front view showing next door's dog peeing on the discarded sofa in their garden

    2) at least two shots featuring the position of the hob in relation to the gap for the fridge

    3) one nice picture of some closed curtains and a coke can

    4) bathroom selection highlighting photographer's reflection in shower cubicle door plus a view of the toilet pan, complete with little lavender water freshener thingy dangling seductively off the rim.

    5) back yard panorama which shows a lawn reminiscent of the Kalahari (before rainy season) and a massive, rusty shed that is "great for general storage". Storage of what? It's massive! Combine harvesters? Atlantis? The Treorchy Male Voice Choir?

    6) Another back yard shot (pergola related) showing a couple of chairs, a spittoon and a barbie that makes the public ones look clean.

    7) The same external front view without dog (still including sofa).

    8) Just when you think you know everything you need to know about this property; there suddenly appear 25 images of assorted room corners. Some are just a plain "here's the corner", some are "here's the corner with the curtains shut" and even more intriguingly there are the exotic "here are the same corners but the photographer turned 32.5° eastwards, thus giving you a whole new perspective on this fabulous juxtaposition of right angles, walls and floor".

    Now if, say, I was considering two similar properties would the quality of the corner shots be enough to tip me one way or the other?

    I don't like House A because I think that the corners in House B were far more evocative of a bygone era; whereas in A they were too idiosyncratic for my tastes.

     

    It would be really helpful for me if I could get some guidance on how to rate these corners, as I am obviously missing something.

    Is there a sliding scale of desirability? Perhaps the realtors have a ratio of corner to rental charge that they apply.

    Maybe I need to go and find that Aztec cypher to help me interpret the meaning and value of these images.

     

    Answers on a postcard at the usual address if you can tell me what it all means.

     

    Whatever happens I cannot bear to see any more bloody corners. Stop it. Stop taking stupid pictures.

    A picture of a corner does not in any way, shape or form demonstrate to me the size of the room.

    I would rather a picture of the view out of the window, or better shot of the kitchen.

    Come on, if you have a house/apartment that you are trying to promote, at least have the decency to take a couple of nice snaps for your clients.

     

    Anyway, I have to rush off now, there is a particularly interesting property that I want to inspect.

    It's a lighthouse, so shouldn't be a problem for the angularly challenged like myself.

     

    Toodlepip.

     

     

    ~ Rachel

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi

    Oh how glad am I to find a kindred corner spirit!!! If I have to look at another one I think I'm gonna scream. Although did look at one property where the only photo was of a door handle and lock - that one was snapped up before I could even call about it, it was so attractive and appealing!

     

    Wendy x

     

    P.s. can you share the address of the afore mentioned lighthouse please, I'm very interested.

     

    P.p.s please can you share your insider info on the chicken salt... Haven't sussed that one out yet, I just look blank and say no at that one :nah:

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    Guest ladyarkles
    P.p.s please can you share your insider info on the chicken salt... Haven't sussed that one out yet, I just look blank and say no at that one

     

    It goes like this......

     

    (In Chippy)

    "Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "What?"

    "Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "I asked for fish."

    "You've got fish. Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "What's in it?"

    "Salt"

    "What is it to do with chicken?"

    "You put in on chicken."

    "I don't want chicken, I want fish."

    "You've got fish. Now DO YOU WANT CHICKEN SALT?"

    "Not unless I am having CHICKEN. Am I having CHICKEN?"

    "No, you're having fish"

    "Well, I'd like fish salt then."

    "There is no such thing. It's chicken salt or nothing"

    "I'm definitely having fish, aren't I?"

    "YES!"

    "Well, I don't think I want extra chicken or any other kind of poultry with my fish. Thank you very much. No salt for me, either. And don't charge me for the chicken."

     

    So, I am still not entirely sure what chicken salt is, but if you start asking the locals about it they seem to get a bit agitated.

    I've never been ejected from a chippy before.

     

    Good luck.

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    Chicken salt is just what we call seasoned salt, it is salt mixed with herbs and spices and usually here in Aus contains a bit of chicken stock as well (powdered). It actually tastes pretty good on chips and yes people do put it on their fish too. It only appeared about 15ish years ago as a common place thing in chip shops and at the supermarket. before this there was only one place in town which seasoned their chips this way, it's now closed so I won't bother naming it, but I used to go there lots on my way home from school for a serve of chips..... :)

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    Guest Guest75

    Looks like a few on here are missing their meds...............:wacko::wacko::wacko:

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi
    It goes like this......

     

    (In Chippy)

    "Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "What?"

    "Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "I asked for fish."

    "You've got fish. Do you want Chicken Salt?"

    "What's in it?"

    "Salt"

    "What is it to do with chicken?"

    "You put in on chicken."

    "I don't want chicken, I want fish."

    "You've got fish. Now DO YOU WANT CHICKEN SALT?"

    "Not unless I am having CHICKEN. Am I having CHICKEN?"

    "No, you're having fish"

    "Well, I'd like fish salt then."

    "There is no such thing. It's chicken salt or nothing"

    "I'm definitely having fish, aren't I?"

    "YES!"

    "Well, I don't think I want extra chicken or any other kind of poultry with my fish. Thank you very much. No salt for me, either. And don't charge me for the chicken."

     

    So, I am still not entirely sure what chicken salt is, but if you start asking the locals about it they seem to get a bit agitated.

    I've never been ejected from a chippy before.

     

    Good luck.

     

    :notworthy: You win, mine was just a pathetic

    "Do you want chicken salt on your chips?"

    Sorry?

    "Do you want chicken salt on your chips?"

    CHICKEN salt???

    "Ye do you want chicken salt on your chips?"

    Erm.. No?

    "Do you want normal salt then?"....

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    Guest USA soon just SA
    Looks like a few on here are missing their meds...............:wacko::wacko::wacko:

     

    well, now you won't feel so all alone!

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    Guest Guest75
    well, now you won't feel so all alone!

     

    Oi!!!!!!!! Not been in this forum 2 minutes and ya start picking on an "Elder statesman"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tongue::tongue:

    I'll get ya back!!!:biglaugh:

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    Guest Damien
    Looks like a few on here are missing their meds...............:wacko::wacko::wacko:

     

    looks like the mods need their meds!

     

    On a really odd note, we've just had dealings with an Asian chap called Loc Van, I reckon his mate was called Shut Windo

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    Guest the Tews

    Love it, best thread in ages, I really need to get out more, lol

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