Warning- Social Networking Can be a Real Homewrecker...

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Orange Beach

After reaching over to turn on the bath water the phone rang so I went to answer it thinking, "I'll only be a second." That part was true, as the phone call was of the "yes, no, okay" variety. Oh, but there is more and all my online friends will understand. I returned the phone to the cradle beside the computer which displayed my FACEBOOK page, and well, you can probably guess the rest.

"Look! There's Richard, my friend from high school, with his family freezing their butts off along the Blue Ridge Parkway!" I am thinking, "Why the heck would they step out of the warm car to snap photos of each other huddled together obviously from the COLD with ICE all around for goodness sake??? Put your kids back in the car Richard! It's cold as h*ll out there!"

And then, "Ooo, there's Susan. She's posted about her cat weighing in at over 17 pounds. 17 POUNDS? Wow, she's got a real fatty on her hands and we haven't even begun the days of sneaking holiday leftovers to our pets yet."

A little further down my page and there is Amy trying to remove pine tar from her black car. "Hmmm, just where was that remedy I saw on the internet one time?"

There's my musical friend Ava! "Ava has posted another Guess this Song comment. Wonder which song that is?"

James is gathering several comments on his post about the virtues of barbecue from North Carolina... as in eastern vs. western. I am thinking, "Ahhh, they haven't heard of Big Bob Gibsons barbecue in North Alabama!" At this, my mouth actually began to water thinking of a HUGE stuffed shredded pork potato with red vinegar sauce, chives, shredded cheese, and sour cream from Big Bob Gibsons in Decatur. "Oh man, I haven't eaten yet and that sounds so good."

"Wait, there's Leslie! I haven't seen her in over thirty years. She's commented about James' barbecue post and on Richard's family outing to the land of pneumonia. Oh look! She's clicked the 'Like' button on my dinosaur photo I just posted...."

About this time, in runs one of my little Yorkies barking and trying to get my attention away from my walk down Short Memory Lane. Beethoven is my little wanderer, always sniffing around and scoping out mischief, and usually finds it, so his message seemed urgent tonight.

"Holy %*@&! I didn't, did I?" Ahhh, yes. I did, and it did, and Beethovan discovered 'A River Runs Through It'. Water EVERYWHERE! How long has it been running???? Sadly, I couldn't tell you what time I turned it on or how long it ran out over the tub and all over the bathroom floor. What I do know is that is took one large bath rug and seven towels to mop up most of the spill before it made its way toward the bedroom.

Instead of returning to see what other goodies my friends have posted tonight, I'll be doing laundry....

Comments (5)

Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh dear. It can become very distracting, this brave new world! :)

Oct 19, 2009 03:39 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Oh my goodness -- well thank goodness that it did not do more damage.

Oct 19, 2009 07:13 PM
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

Well, I can tell you that the best BBQ is in Chattanooga at Choo Choo BBQ. Love me some killer potatoes. Anywhoo, I know where of you speak. Never let the bathtub run over but I've left the shower on until all the hot water was gone.

Oct 19, 2009 08:09 PM
Teresa Cox King
RE/MAX of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama

Candace- Yes, it can be VERY distracting, as well as time consuming if you get caught up in as I do at times. 

Bob and Carolin- No real damage this time.  Lesson learned, but what a sight when I discovered it!

Julia Odom- This was a first for me...ever.  Of course, I've let the filled tub sit there until the water turned too cold to use, but never threatened to flood out my own home before.  (by the way, the water coming out of the tap at the point I found it was COLD, so it had been a while)

Oct 19, 2009 10:31 PM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

What a story!  I can sure see how it could happen though.......Facebook is dangerous to time management!

Oct 26, 2009 04:02 AM