Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Friday, March 02, 2007

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A few weeks ago I called up this other foreign woman I had met at a party and asked if she wanted some of the novels I had finished. She said "Sure, let's go out to lunch, too". So we went out to lunch, I gave her the books and we chatted. In the course of our discussion I mentioned that I was leaving in July and she became interested in my job. Later that day she applied for it. 2 weeks later I was informed that she had been offered the job. Sounds wonderful, right. Mr. M. gets a local woman, who knows how to live in Japan and speak some Japanese. My aquaintance gets to work for a consistant salary. Everybody's happy. Not so fast there, pardner. I get screwed. I bought all the furnishings in the aparto from my predecessor for $250.00. Most of it would not be things I needed. But the idea was I could sell the lot to the next teacher. Not to mention all the things that I did buy (tv stand, bookshelves, curtains, heater, electric blanket, etc.) But now I don't get to, because the new teacher already has a fully furnished apartment. Crap! Now, I have to try and sell everything. They don't have flea markets here, they don't have garage sales here. I have to tell you this is really stressing me out! I should get used to it, I usually draw the short straw in any deal.


At 10:55 AM, Blogger deenster said...

Have you heard of Tell and Sell? I have found it to be very useful when trying to get rid of things. There is a Yahoo group called TellandSellJapan that you can join. Happy selling!


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