So get this crap, when we were on the way to sign the lease for the house at the estate agents office, we got a call from the estate agent calling to schedule us to come sign the lease at 3 pm the next day. So basically, we got NOTHING accomplished off of our list of crap to do yesterday except getting the check cut for the kennels so that we don't have to pay the VAT. The measurements that we need to take for the appliances, still not done. The lease, not done. No keys. No closer to a house. Oh and this little one day delay, yeah it means we will probably be paying out of pocket for this hotel for about a week. See the furniture office, they need the measurements for the appliances and the numbers of the amount of furniture we need by 4pm. If they don't get it by 4, we don't get our furniture til Monday. Assuming we sign the lease at 2 pm, that leaves me an hour to go to a base that is 25 min away and get back to leave with D to go get my cat from quarantine. I don't see that happening. D has said that we can move in with her, but I hate having to impose on people. Plus I always swore I would never live with any friend, because it puts a strain on the relationship.
I was so angry when we got back to the hotel from our drive to the estate agents office that wasn't, that I called a friend of mine who lives in Sheffield (which is about 3 hours drive from here) and proceeded to bitch about the lack of concern about a schedule that these agents had. Thankfully, I have known this girl for about 4 years and she is well informed about my tendency to overreact. She did have be laughing my ass off telling me about her pitfalls in buying a house. Apparently, my problems with estate agents are not unique. We both had a good laugh about the "it'll do attitude" that I have noticed in England. Oh and the fact that most (older) public toilets have two spouts of water in the sinks, one for hot the other for cold, so you can't get warm water. You burn then freeze you hands while you wash them. My four year old, she isn't liking that approach for washing her hands. Go figure. More adjustments to be made to suit myself for English life. Don't worry guys, I'll get the hang of it.
Oh Tismee, I drew a diagram of what I think you were talking about in your American driving situation. In this case, car A (the blue one), would have the right of way should they meet at the intersection at the same time. This is because the road car A is on is considered the "main road" in the car park (parking lot).
A note to my Brit readers, I was in no way complaining about England, but we sincerely had a really terrible day today. When you think you are finally going to get the keys to the house and find out on the way to the to the appointment that you are not, it is extremely frustrating. I just want to be in my own house, in my own (borrowed) bed, and not having to deal with the maids every day and their lack of leaving toilet paper (for which I have had to hunt them down in the middle of the day for).