Monday, June 26, 2006

How boring it must be

for the 4 people that read my blog. It has been 11 days since I last posted!

Duane and I bought tickets tonight for the 1 day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago! The Silver Jews will be there and other bands that Duane likes. I had to do something to make up for dragging him to see Nine Inch Nails this Sunday.

I promise I will catch up for the days I have missed. Work is slowing down, which means that I need more clients!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Catch up

10 days since I last posted, you would think I fell down a well or something.

I have been busy and generally not feeling like posting. I have been feeling behind in things in general, so blogging gets pushed off.

I do have some funny stories I should tell (like how I bounced my boss' head off a golf cart), so I will have to get in a mood to tell them.

My picky buyer is back from Hawaii. She wanted to write an offer on something which all of sudden already has an offer! We saw 4 houses yesterday. I think we are near 25 or so. Crunch time is coming up for her, so we will have a deal in place by the end of the month.

Gotta run. I am Duane's driver today since his car blew a tire this morning.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Scandal at the office

When I went full time at the office I became friends with another new agent. I was feeling rather lost at that time and I thought I needed someone to motivate me. She used to call me several times a day asking me to fix something or help her with something. She had a couple successes before I did and then we stopped talking to each other.

She recently called me and asked me to have lunch. I thought she was going to tell me that she was quitting or she was having an affair. It took her the whole lunch time before she told me that she got another job (in real estate).

This isn't the same as in other jobs because you have a contract with your broker (whereas you give 2 weeks notice or just disappear from other jobs). She was freaked out that she couldn't get out of her contract. Well....

Smart people end their contract BEFORE they get another job.

She didn't want to talk to our manager because our manager can be scary and kicks butt. I told her to talk to the owner and BE HONEST. She skipped the honest part.

So someone at the office calls her for an exit interview type thing and she freaked out. She didn't want to give any info, and made people wonder what was up. The owner is pissed that she lied and will not let her out of her contract.

She will be paying a percentage of all her future sales to this office until October.

Moral of the story: Don't lie and think you will get away with it, especially when the other people are smarter than you.

Happy #2 Anniversary to me

It is my 2nd anniversary of being married to Duane. The 2 year gift is supposed to be something cotton. He bought 600 thread count sheets for me (us). I bought tickets to a Nine Inch Nails concert (at Summerfest) which is a present for him (me).

Concerts are nuts these days. The actual seats are $22.50 but then you add the facility charge ($9.75) and the handling charge ($7.50) and you get $80 for 2 tickets.