Do You Protect and Serve?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Prime Team 297483

To Protect and Serve....I guess this fits many different aspects of life but this is how I managed to fit it in my life this week:

I had spent the majority of the day inside doing the desk thing, you know all the little things that back up if not done regularly. All I would have had to do is stay indoors and all would have been fine. 
                                                                                                                             
One thing I haven't posted about but will someday is that my family fosters stray animals Fuzzy
for rescue groups that don't have facilities to house animals. We just recently got 2 new rescues a female white poodle, and a male black lab. Fuzzy, an adorable poodle had been taken to a vet in the next county over~for the ever responsible spaying surgery~and needed to be picked up. So off my son and I go to get her, trip over fine no problems, by now it's been a long day and I just wanted to get home.

 

I was 2/3 rds of the way home when a motorcycle police officer did a U-Turn on the highway in front of us. It was at this point I realized  I wasn't wearing my seatbelt, which I will admit I am very neglectful of wearing at times of being tired and/or busy. As you can guess I was pulled over much to my sons embarrassment. Police LightsI started digging for all the paperwork when he approached the window and asked me if I knew why he had pulled me over? Well yes I do, can you believe I could not find my license??!! I searched finally giving him my real estate license since it is a government issue piece of paper, along with my social security card. So after he issued me my slap on the hand for not responsibly wearing my seatbelt, he handed me my R.E. License back, and I said how about I trade you that for a business card? He politely told me he wouldn't be in the need for a Realtor®  since he just bought a house last year, and I said "Well Congratulations! Who was your Realtor®?". "We didn't need one, the house was FSBO". I told him "Keep the card~we're here to protect and serve too". He just smiled and went back to his ride.

On a side note we have very dedicated officers in Henderson County, always around and available. I was at the office very late one night, a officer stopped in, had me prove I was authorized to be there.

I have caught myself forgetting to "click it" but quickly fixing it.

Comments (1)

Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Buffy - Fun story.  I was stopped a couple of weeks ago on my way to an appointment.  We were late and were hurrying to get to the next appointment.  I got stopped for 11 over.  He looked at my sign in the back of the truck but didn't say anything.  Normally I would try to talk my way out of it, but I was in a hurry and didn't want to waste time.  He came back and told me I was getting a warning.  I thanked him and did the speed limit the rest of the way.  Yes, I was even later than planned, but it was the right thing to do.  They can have a better effect stopping and not ticketing than giving a ticket.

Jun 15, 2009 02:08 AM