PLEASE Don't Pee in the Pool!

Reblogger Lisa Hill
Real Estate Agent with Florida Property Experts

I was just visiting Jeff Dowler's blog (one of my favorite bloggers) and found this post. I HAD to re-blog it! And so there's NO misunderstanding, I even took the liberty of using my own mental thesaurus to let it be known, EXACTLY how I feel!

Here is the comment I left on Jeff's post...  Great title. Especially considering that even without ever asking, you just KNOW some people will always pee in the pool! We need the red dye that's shown in the new Adam Sandler movie for when the ADULTS pee in the pool, and the kids are telling them not to do it!

And..."Being rude, sexist, ridiculing, telling lies, name calling Stealing"... *SIGH!!!* I know of some people who are actually proud of being this way! So let me RE-name them a bit... "Obnoxious, Ignorant, Insecure, Untrustworthy and Unethical, Thieves". Did I cover them all? If I could stoop to their level, I'd go post this on their blogs. But I have more class than that. However, I do believe a re-blog is in order!

Jeff's post is below...

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Original content by Jeff Dowler, CRS CA DRE #01490977

Please don’t pee in the pool!!

Don't pee in the pool, please



You were probably told that in one way or another as a kid. However it happened, in some way you learned it was not a cool thing to do. So too, with social media. 


Don’t pee in the pool.


I can’t take credit for this title – the inspiration comes from a talk I heard at Sellabration in Las Vegas by Brian Copeland. But I thought this quote was worth repeating, with some cautions about what not to do in the social media pool.

The difference, I suppose, is that you could get away with it as a kid – who would know unless you fessed up? And if you did, well, other kids can be pretty cruel. And the parents would not be pleased either. And it’s just crass.

But in the on-line world, everybody will know. You’re putting it right out there.

Folks don't like it and may tell others. And they might ridicule or ignore you. Not cool.

It sorta defeats the purpose of being there if you pee doesn’t it? And it ruins the water, so to speak.


So what goes on the peeing list?

Spam commenting and spamming others

Selling yourself (OK there is some of that allowed I suppose)

Blabbing about YOUR listings, YOUR open houses, WHY folks should call you, yada yada yada ad nauseum

Being rude, sexist, ridiculing, telling lies, name calling Stealing – you know, articles, photos, videos, and so on


You get the idea. And perhaps you have other thoughts – why not help us make a list?

You learned not to pee in the pool. That ought to ccarry over to the pool of folks we call the social media network.




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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

LOL @ Lisa. Great re-blog and mental notes. I am soooo looking forward to meeting you. ;-)

Jul 23, 2010 12:18 AM #1
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Lisa,

I missed the first blog. So thanks for reblogging. A little red dye would be in order sometimes!


Jul 23, 2010 12:19 AM #2
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Feels like I walked in on someone esle's argument. With the exception of the spammers I have missed out on the rest of these people. I usually post between 2am and 5am so maybe it's a different crowd then. Who decides what is and isn't post worthy? Not defending anyone, but there is always the option of not reading or moving on to the next post. Have a great weekend.

Jul 23, 2010 12:22 AM #3
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Lisa I'll go see the original blog also. But I think you should not hold back. Just say what you feel.

Jul 23, 2010 12:48 AM #4
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX a former life guard I agree with you 1000%...

Side note...if we wanted to close the pool early and hit nickle beer night at the Astrodome (grew up in Houston and yes..there was nickle beer night and no limit) we would buy a tootsie roll and drop it in..nothing cleared the pool faster than that!!!

Jul 23, 2010 01:41 AM #5
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Pat I chuckle at your comment!! Lisa great reblog.

Jul 23, 2010 01:54 AM #6
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Carolyn- When are the dates!!?? I can't seem to get that info >.<

Lisa- I didn't even have to ask. I knew who the idiots guilty parties were. *sigh*

Randy- I usually blog at night too... all night sometimes. And I just happen to know who they are because it's been the same ones for a long time. If you ever stumble across them, you'll immediately know by the comments, that you've just found the hornets nest. But I don't need to get in the middle of it to know exactly how I feel about them. And I was never the shy type ;-)

Bill- Really? I can say more? :-p

Pat- Now that just sounds like fun! lol

Ritu- Yeah. Someone rattled my cage this week...

Jul 23, 2010 03:49 PM #7
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