You Really Didn’t Think That Through, Did You?

To the estate agent I was told about yesterday, who left an elderly couple shivering in the cold when you were late for their appointment to view a retirement flat: I don’t think your line “Sorry I’m late, it was a nightmare finding anywhere to park” was the most carefully considered excuse you could have used.

Instantly off-putting to the poor, hypothermic couple who would be imagining having to walk for miles to get to their car each day, and – ironically – completely ignoring the fact that one of the selling features of that particular development is that it has an unusually generous number of unallocated on-site parking bays.

At the time of your visit, I’m told, there were six or seven empty spaces!