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February 14, 2008

Could I be the only Philadelphia Condo Owner Who is a Moron?

Filed under: Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 12:26 pm

I live in a low rise Old City condominium building, and really enjoy the lifestyle.  I have all the modern conveniences one could reasonably expect in a three year old restoration of an old warehouse building.

But I can’t figure out how to program my thermostat. I have been living with this computer like device on my living room wall for a number of years now, and I still don’t have a clue how it works. It is supposed to save me money. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how it works.  Ditto for the TV and the DVD player.  I know how to turn it on, and I know how to record a program on my On-Demand feature.  But heaven help me on the days that the remotes are sitting on the couch, and the dog inadvertently steps on the buttons on the remote. Then I am totally screwed. I don’t know how that thing operates….for crying out loud…there are a total of four remotes, and I don’t have a clue, the time, or any inclination to become familiar with all that crap. I have better things to do. Like sit on my can and watch Seinfeld reruns.

Am I the only one? Is it possible that I am the biggest moron in this town? Some things are just too complicated for their own good. And I know I am not the only one who doesn’t know how to program their thermostat.  In my opinion, some things are better left idiot-proof.  Like the old thermostats, that you simply turn either left or right to control. And don’t let me chew your ear off about the TV remotes either.

If you are shopping for components for your new Philadelphia condo, don’t get in over your head. Keep it simple. You never know when a moron like me is going to be your next buyer, and just might be scared off by your hi-tech know-how. I like my condos user-friendly and simple. Like me.

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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