Just Jot Jan: 14th January.

Today’s word prompt for

is Ultimatum from Itinerary Planner

Oh my, Ultimatum.

Whenever I’ve tried to give one, it’s always backfired!
I have these imaginary conversations in my head, where I am strong willed, my own person, and no longer prepared to stand for any more crap.
However, there is one ultimatum we were given that backfired on someone else, and that was during the sale of the cottage way back in 2014.
It’s all documented in my blog, so I will keep it short.
Basically, our buyers were not exactly forthcoming with information regarding the progress of their own sale so we couldn’t plan anything. So when we get a phone call to say they had completed on the sale of their property and wanted to move into ours the following week,  it wasn’t feasible due to notification times to the utility companies, let alone us getting ourselves organised with furniture storage and somewhere to stay.
The result was our buyers giving us an ultimatum that if we didn’t comply with their demands, they would walk away from the purchase.
Our answer was two words…………………………
No, not those two!
Let ’em!

The following day we started to receive mail for our buyers in respect of taking over our phone line and their new SKY package, yet they had told our solicitor and estate agents that they could not give us a date or time frame to work with. Yeah. Right.
They didn’t pull out though and moved in 15 days later (the time required by the utility companies). As far as we know, they’re still there.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Just Jot Jan: 14th January.

  1. Michael says:

    Sometimes ultimatums an be not much more than intimidation I find. Glad it all worked out ok in the end for you.

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