Friday, September 12, 2008

No, YOU pick it up.



This is what my bathroom often looks like, because I have small children who think that towels are magnetically attracted to towel racks and if you just drop the towel on the floor it will zoom up all on its own.

But my house isn't for sale. And if it were, I would take TEN FREAKIN' SECONDS and hang the towel back up myself and not include it in the listing for Jennifer to find and send to... um... me? Sorry, I've confused myself.

21 comments:

David said...

I love the way that it looks like the house was built in 20 modules each time they scaped up some money - and then the grass growing in the driveway makes it look like the concrete was poured 20 square feet a year.

Mombi said...

Did you read this in the description?

Dog's Names Are Zues And Cedar, Call Them By Name When Showing (they Are Skittish).

Ruth said...

If you were selling your house, might you also take the trouble to take a non-blurry picture, and to aim it at a slightly more picturesque point in the bathroom than straight down the toilet bowl? Because I think there are a lot of lessons we can learn from this one.

Anonymous said...

Also, I noticed in the kitchen pic that they seemed to make the effort to tidy up things, exept that they left an overflowing dishrack in view. Why not either push it to one side to take the photo or dry off the dishes and put them away?

Babs said...

Plus, you know, why the hell can no one operate a toilet lid?!

T said...

ten seconds - in all that time they could have put the shower curtain on the outside of the tub, closed the toilet, picked up the towel, propped the door just a teensy bit AND focused the camera... Isn't there a tutorial someplace on how to take decent real estate shots?

Charlene said...

It would also have taken one freaking second to hold the camera still and focus.

Melissa said...

I don't know if I've ever told you this, but because of this blog (which I love, BTW), I went around and staged my entire house and took pictures of each room. I generally have a very clean house (no kids), and yet I still obsessively moved things out of the way. When we're ready to sell, voila! Photos are ready! :) It just baffles me how people don't take 10 seconds to pick up...

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Maybe they thought if they made the picture blurry we wouldn't notice the washcloth.

Constructively Reasonable said...

But I picked it up the last time. It's YOUR turn! If you don't, I'm telling!

joe pettis said...

I believe this was an artistic decision. The angle and blur are both on purpose, and the towel acts as a perspective point.

Gosh, it is pretty obvious that you are all amateur photographers at best.

MattyMatt said...

Wait a minute. Forget the photo for a second. You've come up with a BRILLIANT IDEA: Sew a strong magnet into the hand towels, and then get a metal towel rack so that they just stick. I think that's actually a really really clever solution to messy kids (and spouses)!

Meg said...

Wow! David's right! It looks like multiple additions. Or the Weasley House.

What's up with the kitchen cabinets? Doesn't it look like that blue and yellow something is hanging from them?

My biggest pet peeve is not taking the time to put the toilet seat down!!!!!! Seriously, people.

I moved frequently when I was a kid. My mom kept a freakishly perfect house anyway, but when it was time to move, it was like we lived in a museum. It was awful. We could do anything, everything had to be perfect. The upside to that...the house always sold very quickly! Hmmm, I wonder if there's something to this?

Suka said...

I'm more concerned about how far away the toilet paper holder seems to be from the toilet. Do you have to get up? Maybe that's the reason no one will pick up the towel...

Brandy said...

Wow, it must be really steamy in that kitchen!

And there is some serious games going on in the listing, as well!

First described as "3 BR on upper level.2 BA and office on LL" So 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 baths, and an office on the lower level. That's pretty normal.

Then further down we see it's FIVE bedrooms, and 1-3/4 baths...

I would so raise the price and advertise it as a 5 bedroom! Unless maybe the living room and dining room are snug, walled in, and closed off by a door....

Wow...

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

Mattymatt, what a great idea with the magnet in the towels - but go a little further with this and make a whole WALL metal so that one could just toss the towel toward the wall and it would stick! You just saved yourself 10 whole seconds!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, Mattymatt: Cool idea about the big magnets sewn inside towels. Except when it's time to wash them inside a metal machine! "Gee, honey, I just don't know why the spin cycle isn't working." How about bungee cord towels instead?

Shayne said...

Do these people like to shoot target practice in their kitchen? What ARE those things hanging from the cabinets?

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Sheets on the bed would be nice as well. But maybe I am just being too picky.

blissfullycaffeinated said...

These are the pictures they chose? Every one of them blurry EXCEPT for the one of a window and bare mattress. And WTF is hanging from all the kitchen cabinets?

Vikki said...

suka's comment made me laugh. yes, out loud. I can. I'm alone.

thanks for the work-day chuckle!