Thanks But No Thanks. Really. I Mean it.

September 7, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51, Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Mr. Heather pulled a graveyard shift and then some working from home yesterday. As a result I did not have computer access until 8:00 p.m. When I finally got around to checking my email I found a real gem. It was entitled “domain for sale?” Uncle Paulie* writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

I stumbled across your site and was interested in seeing if you would sell the domain name If so, please let me know. I am willing to pay $1,000.

I wasn’t interested so I didn’t reply. Nonetheless I received this (unsolicited) update at midnight:

Hi Miss Heather, please disregard my email, I ended up buying a different domain name. Have a good day.

What did Paulie expect me to do? Trip over my keyboard, flail my arms and scream OH, OH, OH! Horshack style in the hopes of accepting his generous offer? I don’t think so.

The thought I might have some attachment to this url clearly never crossed this chap’s mind. Such is the joy that is capitalism; it affords no value to “art” or personal enjoyment— unless greenbacks are involved. New York Shitty is my brain child; it is the place I share what I love (and hate) about living in New York City. For wont of a better way of putting it: is a part of my life. It is a diary of my mental diarrhea.

For better or worse New York Shitty will persist. And for the record, it has been much better than worse. I have met some WONDERFUL (and powerful) north Brooklyn lasses (like this, this, this and this) as a result.

One grand doesn’t even begin to cover the joy operating this blog (since April 2006) gives me. Good luck with your new url schmuck. Had you added few zeros to this figure and I might— MIGHT —have considered your offer.



Miss “Easy But Not Cheap” Heather

*This is not his real name.


5 Comments on Thanks But No Thanks. Really. I Mean it.

  1. bitchcakes on Sun, 7th Sep 2008 9:09 am
  2. I wonder what he went with, and why he was (temporarily) so determined to grab your URL.

    I can’t remember the last time I heard a Horschack reference-nicely done!

    (and thanks for the link)

  3. thesweetchuck on Sun, 7th Sep 2008 11:51 pm
  4. Schmuck? Seems like a bit more anger than needed for someone who simply offered to buy the name, and even followed up with a polite letter later. Unless there was more to this?

  5. rowan on Mon, 8th Sep 2008 12:50 pm
  6. Schmuck translates into fool, dimwitted person or unwanted guest, borrowed from the Yiddish (And also an obscene term for foreskin). It’s lighthearted: I can think of harsher names to call someone.

    Thanks for the link. I’m proud to be one of those North Brooklyn lasses. Am also wondering why he wanted your URL and what he came up with. Perhaps a little googling is in order.

  7. missheather on Mon, 8th Sep 2008 1:28 pm
  8. I can understand why you feel that way sweetchuck. Seriously, I am not patronizing you when I write this.

    That said it strikes me as being incredibly rude to offer to buy something that is not for sale. Much less trying to lowball said person in the process.

    In any case it is no longer an issue. On to bigger and better things! 🙂

  9. rheingold on Mon, 8th Sep 2008 10:46 pm
  10. If you really wanted to scare the URL interloper away, you could have said “thanks, but no thanks” in a Sarah Palin accent. I realize it’s typing, but there must be an emoticon to convey such frightening inflection.

    Or maybe we don’t want to tick off the guy. Could be Uncle Paulie from The Sopranos…

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