<p>A minor tragedy struck today. Marla put a batch of waffles* in the oven, then left for work. A little while later, the burning waffles set her “kitchen” ablaze.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/10/1014-1.jpg”></div>
<p>Luckily she was promoted at work that afternoon. The promotion came with a bonus, so she could afford to replace the stove.
<p>Here’s a shot of her pitiful homestead, being loomed over by the neighbor’s mansion.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/10/1014-2.jpg”></div>
<p>That night Irfan Bradshaw’s schedule allowed him to meet her for dinner. It was a TERRIBLE date. Just awful.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/10/1014-3.jpg”></div>
<p>He insulted and humiliated her in front of the entire restaurant. Then he started flirting with her. Oh, and it turns out that he’s married. So much for that little crush!
<p>After their date was over, Marla had a wish to “See Irfan’s ghost,” which is how Sims tell you that they wish someone would die.
<p>* This morning I noticed that waffles are now free, although pancakes cost §6. Is that new? When did that happen? Was that part of the most recent patch – “make waffles free, but charge for pancakes”? I pored over the <a href=”http://www.thesims3.com/game/patches”>patch notes</a> but I can’t find anything about breakfast prices. Baffling!