I didn't want to go to my college graduation, but my parents insisted. Well, thanks to some screw up at the college, I didn't get my Bachelors during the ceremony. Instead, I got the folder it goes in and a little note inside saying "it'll be arriving in the mail" or somesuch. My parents apologized for forcing me to go through the rigmarole and all that for a stupid "technical difficulties, please stand by" note.
I don't recall if we had to pay for my folks to be there or not though. ^^;;
I didnt go to mine on the ground that I already had plans to go to cornwall (which was awesome), and i didnt want to spend 3 hours clapping for people i have never met nor could give a crap about. Coursemates were horrified and said i'd regret missing the important life moment. Not so far.............
Reading back through all the graduation posts...wow, I didn't realise how unusually generous Southampton were! I didn't have to pay for my graduation, I got two complimentary tickets for my parents, and when the rest of the Nuttall/Pearce/Teasdale clan descended on them and gave them the puppy eyes, they said "Okay, we'll let you in if there are enough seats left over." Which meant my grandma, brother, aunty, uncle and cousin got to sit in the very front row and make faces at the chancellor.
The world's going to hell, we're all clapping along... - Rob Paravonian
Em you no longer have black sheep status due to house ownership. i lost mine to career. All is serene in the Brady clan for now. Unless Toby starts Happy Slapping....................... But then he's a Wicksteed so it might not count
the process; 1) saved up for my entire life. 2) convinced pete to live with me (wasn't hard lol, we were like "AUGH WE HAVE TO ESCAPE OUR PARENTS") 3) bought whilst the going was cheap 4) were included in special govmt scheme for the young and underpaid, which means they own 30% and we buy it later or give them 30% when we sell.
Annoyingly, if I were to move up there it would have to be (initially at least) somewhere in MK within cycling/equivalent distance of the station. Unfortunately what you can get for first time buyers' money isn't much around there, prompting Yasha to whine about not wanting to move into a place too small for her gargantuan collection of bookcases and the books within them.
How much did the house cost anyway? (Either the 70% or the 100% figure will do).
we paid £118900 thereabouts. the full price was £169000 it's only wee, yasha's books would never fit, but it's across 3 floors which means we're not in each others faces bedroomwise, and there's a study room so i can work.
Our office is going to be moving in the autumn, as they don't want to continue paying the rent for lovely leafy Chelsea. At the moment it looks as though we'll be moving to somewhere on The Strand.
Nooo, not The Strand. >_< It'll feel like I've been sucked back four years to University again.
I suppose I could take advantage of my status as a KCL alumnus and pay £50 a year to regain access to the Maughan Library on Chancery Lane - being in itself awesome and really the only good part about being in that part of London again. I could easily spend a fair chunk of my free time in there if I at least had an excuse to be in the area.
i hate it when you're not invited to a friend's party and you find out about it from another (innocent) friend who asks you if you remembered about the first friend's party (actually it was a wedding shower, but whatever. my point stands), which you hadn't heard about until then, and has to cancel that night's plans with you to go to the shower.
When someone is slow paying money they owe me, that's fine. There are many reasonable reasons for doing so, and I'm open to letting people do so when their cash flow allows it. Even plain old forgetfulness is perfectly understandable. So long as there's a bit of communication, I don't mind.
However, when someone doesn't even reply to a reminder email, or a "heya did you get the email I sent last week" text message, about it, well then that's just rude.
ooooh, has someone not paid you for the holiday house? If it is let me know and I'll go get my kickass on them- or better yet tell them they can't come if they don't sort it out. because if it is that and it's who I'm guessing it might be based on previous experience then that is the course of action most likely to jolt them into paying you.
PS do you want the rest of the money yet, or nearer the time?
I don't need the rest of the money for a couple of months yet. In fact I'm technically in credit at the moment because Pete and Ally opted to make things simpler for themselves and pay it all up front.
As for the non-payment, I'll see if I can ask them about it in person this weekend, and mention about the possibility of them not coming when I do.