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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Can I just say that on my deed to the house I own, reads these words...

"ANN PITTMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN..."

Um, can i get a witness? Does everyone else's deed say that? If my single male friend owns a house does it read, "SO N SO, AN UNMARRIED MAN..." I mean really. Like that's not obvious enough.

I was also told by my friend (who shall Joyfully remain anonymous) at the dinner table tonight that I am "not horrible looking." My friends all laughed - as did I. Whew! Thank God I'm not horrible looking. "No," she tried to fix it, "what I meant to say is, you're not horrible looking, you know? You're definately not."

[Granted, there's a context to this story and why I'm not horrible looking (although I did inform her that there were plenty of other ways she could have communicated how I look including inserting other adjectives into the sentence instead of negating horrible; for example, nice-looking, pretty, beautiful, totally hot, or whatever) but it's pretty funny (and accurately recorded) as is.]

So just for the record, in case anyone was curious, I am Ann Pittman, an unmarried woman, who is definately not horrible looking.

Go ahead and print that on an official document.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Before we print it out officially and frame it, you might want to have an editor. Definitely, an editor.

jenA said...

funny you should write this the night i send you an email....

Amykins said...

I would add "who at times can be direct about what she wants". i.e. bossy.

Ann said...

um, no one asked you amy.

David McCullars said...

My guess is this is due to Texas being a shared property state where spouses automatically have equal rights/responsibility to any property of their spouse, even if only one of them is on the deed. So it would make sense for deeds to specify whether a signee is single or married.

Then again, maybe it's because there are lots of single, nerdy men in the Texas office of deeds and records ... ;-)