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Deal*****

June 15th, 2015
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Don't you hate it wen da "fine print" is too fine? I mean really, who wants to read da fine print wen da only people who can read them are ants?

But wat about between people? Does da rules change? Are there any 'rules' - understood or unwritten - dat most people follow?

Check out a craigslist ad I responded to which had me mixed in with stupidity, rudeness, desperation, unpredictability, irritation and all da anxieties dat comes with a "deal". Da following actual email 'conversations' spread across a week are pretty long but each interaction sets up da tone for da next........

[Saturday} BL:
Howzit! Call it at $20 and consider it a done deal.
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[Sunday] Seller:
Deal! Available today? I live near nuuanu
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[Monday] BL:
Sorry for getting back to you so late. Do you happen to work in town? I can swing by during lunch time or after work sometime this week. Let me know.
Mahalo,
Lance XXX-XXXX
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[Monday] Seller:
I don't take a lunch break but could meet you after work during the week. I get off usually around 4pm
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[Monday] BL:
I'm off at 5pm but if you're able to swing by ********, I can run downstairs or meet you somewhere close by - whatever works for you.
Mahalo,
Lance XXX-XXXX
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[Wednesday] BL:
Hey Rachel,
Can you please let me know if you're still interested in selling the chips? Please text me - XXX-XXXX
Mahalo,
Lance
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[Thursday] BL:
Hey Rachel,
Can you please let me know if you're still interested in selling the chips? I have a game Saturday night and could really use them. Please text me - XXX-XXXX
Mahalo,
Lance
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[Friday] Seller:
Hey sorry I got another offer for 30 but they guy is supposed to get back to me today. I'll let you know asap
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[Friday] BL:
Yes please. Text me should the other guy not show but that's pretty uncool to tell me that we had a deal, tell me that we'll meet up this week "asap" and now you have someone you accepted an offer of $30 with and will let me know should THAT deal fall through, you'll then contact me "asap" like how you said you would earlier.

I should be leaving town around 6:15pm heading Ewa bound so can swing by then. If I don't get a TEXT from you by then, I'll look elsewhere.

Lance XXX-XXXX
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[Friday] Seller:
I'm sorry, but that's what Or Best Offer means...didn't hear from him today so if your off tomorrow around 3pm I should be home
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[Friday] BL:
So what does "deal" mean then? In contractual terms, we made a binding legal agreement where you offered a product, I proposed a price, you accepted. That's the legal essence of "deal". So how can I be sure that you're on the up and up for tomorrow then? Between now and then someone could offer $100 and you're obviously going to renege our "deal" should that happen. What assurances do I have to arrange my schedule to meet you tomorrow??
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[Saturday] Seller:
I have a short window today after work around 3pm if you'd still like the chips. I can meet somewhere near liliha bakery.
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[Saturday] BL:
I can be at Liliha Bakery at 3pm. I'll be in a white Toyota Tacoma. TEXT me when you're there.
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[Saturday] Seller:
Hey I got off early. I'm home already. We can still meet at 3 or anytime earlier if you'd like

WASSUP WIT DAT!

I was tripping out! Dis wahine was in some oddah world and I just couldn't believe dat someone would/could say 'deal' then string you along, rope-a-dope you and then not even bat an eye or even mutter an apology. Had it not been for my desperation, I would have been long gone from dis whacked up 'deal'.

Sadly, I'm still one of those dat firmly believes dat your "word is stronger than oak" so even though it is a 'buyer beware' market between people, I shouldn't be surprised any dat it is commonplace to get burned or jacked in a person to person 'deal'.

Unrealz how she couldn't text me dat she found someone else and no, da ad nevah evah mentioned - fine print or oddahwise - "Or Best Offer" so aftah dat email I knew she wasn't up and up.

Two can play dis game so no, I didn't accommodate her earlier meet time. In fact, I was contemplating on saying let's meet and no show up. :idea: Wen I got there, I was spocking out da parking lot, saw her and made her wait cause she still nevah like text dat she was there so I played dumb like how was I supposed to know she was there? :razz:

The price was still wat I offered, da chips were practically new (heavyweight casino style) and I made her sweat it out while I sat in my truck with da a/c on 'waiting' for me.

I guess I couldn't help but add to da 'deal' too. :lol:








Problem Solved... Well, It Should Be

June 8th, 2015
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Its taken me awhile to muster up da courage to do a blog about dis cause there are so many angles and passionate feelings one way or anoddah but with it being such a frequent occurrence these days, I can't help to wondah why it's even an issue.

Da last year probably hasn't been so kind to our men and women in blue and from an original 'assessment' of how we should view authority to now you bettah watch your back, it's straight up pupule dat either side should.

Wen da heck has it been ok for any law-abiding citizen to not comply with instructions from da police?

If da police - aftah identifying themselves and in uniform - asks/tells/demands you to stay wea you are, stay there! If da police asks/tells/demands you to get your hands up, put them up! If da police asks/tells/demands you to follow certain instructions, follow them!

Unless they are violating your rights (which I can guarantee 90% of da people out there wouldn't/couldn't even tell you exactly wat civil right(s) is being violated), just do as they say. Da police are trained to uphold a level of control to prevent any type of escalating scenarios and to foremost... protect themselves from YOU.

So why would you approach them, stick your hands in your pocket or even hint at aggressiveness towards them wen told oddahwise?

Wassup Wit Dat!

Bottom line, just listen to watevah da police tells you to do - PROBLEM SOLVED! Why 'create' an air of attitude and confrontation? Do as they say and if there is a problem, state your case but definitely do not hint at any type of retaliation or threatening behavior. It's like vigorously shaking a can of soda and waiting for someone to pull da tab open.

It reminded me of da time Da Wife got into an accident and da HPD Solo Bike officer assaulted her with 'verbal attitude' and she made it out 'alive'. (Serving And Protecting With Aloha)

Dis debate can/will go on and on with people 'proving' different scenarios, situations and locations but it would all fall to da most basic and foremost premise...... why would anyone NOT guilty of a crime or questionable behavior behave any oddah way? Even if you nevah do nothing and got pulled ovah, why would you worry about being in 'trouble'? If you getting an earful of attitude, report it or ask for a supervisor to come on scene.

I will concede dat there are - and will always be - a handful of 'dirty' law enforcement officers but those I have to trust and believe are being handled. Das why I'm perplexed as to why it is so difficult - and time consuming - to get body cameras on officers to help protect both parties involved. It's such a no-brainer no mattah wat da cost and trust me, it can't be dat much can it? Hmmmmm, a multi-million dollah lawsuit vs maybe a few hundred thousand at most to outfit officers? :roll:

Just tired of all these people acting 'stupid'. Yes, I did call those approaching police and not 'listening' STUPID! Wen has it been ok to disrespect and ignore law enforcement? Wen has it been ok to strike an officer or provoke a tense situation and not expect any type of retaliation wen da officer's life is on da line?

I'm surprised no one's used da "ear wax build-up no can hear so I had to threaten da officer" defense yet.

Oh wait, now dat would be just too silly right?








Deter Dis

June 1st, 2015
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Wen it comes to our ride - especially a new or bling-ed out one - you tend to go through some extraordinary measures to keep it cherry..... or from being stolen.

One of da first things you put on is an aftah market alarm. While da stock factory alarm does its job, for a little more peace of mind you spring for da 'good stuff' especially for those who's parts cost way more than da whole vehicle itself.

We all know wat those are. Da weeeeee-ahhhhhh weeee-ahhhhh, bonk bonk bonk bonk bonk, wooooo-heeeee wooooo-heeee, bak bak bak bak, dop-beep-bup-beep going off every five seconds wen you fut too close 'turn dat $h!t off' alarms.

When it's yours, you care a great deal wen it goes off but wen it's not yours it becomes more of a nuisance rather than a deterrent - but I guess das a good thing right? Wen you all irked, you'd at least look but how many of us have watched with da foresight dat someone is breaking in?

We've all been told dat if you make it harder for a criminal, they'll tend to pick anoddah 'easier' target to avoid all da hassle but we all know if they really want it, they'll take it no mattah wat kine deterrent you flash.

But wat about........ laughter?

We took da rugrats to a 'secret' beach in Kailua da oddah week and wen we was packing up, had dis nice looking van parked across da street from us.









I nevah tink nothing of it oddah than it was going to need a good wash for da salt latah but something caught my eye and I had to do a discount double check. Next thing you know, I stay buss out laughing and saying........

Wassup Wit Dat!









If you nevah notice yet, check out da really bling-ed out thick chromed chain link securing da sliding door to da drivah side with a huge pad lock!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I nevah check to see if had on da oddah side but dat'll definitely keep me from trying to steal your ride cause I wouldn't be able to stop laughing. I swear, it nevah ceases to amaze me dat you tink you've seen it all and then something like dis shows up.

There's totally nothing wrong with it but it's just out of da ordinary and wat a bettah way to start of your Mumblin' Monday with at least a chuckle.

Hmmm, wat if da padlock had an alarm too? Now with dat, I'd be on da floor!








Too Damn Easy

April 20th, 2015
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It's a Mumblin' Monday and I gotta say, wen da heck has it become so easy to do watevah dat 'used' to be wrong freely and not even bat an eyelash?

Look at our recent headlines of an SUV allegedly running ovah a motorcyclist... ON PURPOSE! How about - and I've blogged about dis - prisoners releasing themselves from furlough... nearly everyday without da public being aware! Wat about those lolo's who STILL drive on da shoulder lane just cause traffic, TRAFFIC!, is toooo slow for 'them'. :roll:

And let's not forget about da pupule (mostly successful) attempts of trying to either scale, ram, fly or run through restricted White House space. Or how easy it is for a teenager to carry out shootings..... with multiple guns! Wat about gang raping an allegedly drugged woman on a beach during spring break..... while hundreds, yes, HUNDREDS, surround and watch...... AND RECORD WITH THEIR PHONES but no one bothers to interfere or call da police!!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

Will doing da right thing be too frickin' hard to do soon?








Makule + Political (Non)Power = Watevahs

March 30th, 2015
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It constantly amazes me at how society just seems to be degrading and it's becoming da acceptable norm. Whether it be an ainokea kine attitude or it's all about me, no one - generally speaking - seems to give a damn. Add to dat, if it was a person in some sort of power position, heaven forbid dat any "inconvenient" rule would apply to them.

Last week I came across a video dat went pretty viral of a 77 year old Washington D.C. delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton and her awesome parking skills - I'm not saying dat lightly, seriously, it took some skills mind you a 77 year old is behind da wheel. Check it out:


It seems dat if you're a nonvoting delegate, you're immune to da commoner's rules of da road. No mattah dat da painted lines on da road dictated angled parking, she decided on her own dat it was to be a perpendicular parking spot. Wat many haven't noted or noticed was dat if she parked dat way, she approached from da "wrong" angle! She was coming from da oddah side of da street cause if she was "proper" there's no way in heck da parking would look li'dat.

And da second thing no one bothered to notice was her aide - wat kine aide is dat? He no can even tell her da parking is off but instead gets out of da car to make surah dat she nevah hit da oddah two cars on each side of her and helps guide her in?! Braddah no more da olo's to say da car stay parked "wrong"? Oh wait, I get it. She was right but EVERYBODY else was parked wrong. :roll: Maybe da aide was in awe dat he gets to be chauffeured around instead of her.

And da kicker? When contacted for comment, Norton’s office claimed that nothing was amiss with the parking job. “After the Congresswoman parked her car, we assessed the cars on either side to see if there was any damage. We could not find any. But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any.”

WASSUP WIT DAT!

Uh, not a she's sorry about da terrible parking or da fact dat she's even sorry one iota. So oblivious to da most obvious fact dat she violated parking rules by actually parking out of da stall? You telling me her ENTIRE office - including her handler or campaign manager - didn't see anything wrong?

Oh yeah, I fo'got, commoner rules are for commoners only.......... at least those who give a......