Neck tattoos and gold chains at the 7-11

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Property Manager with AmeriTeam Property Management SL#3200658
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     It's been said by many that appearance is important, and it's tough to express how much I agree with that...but I'll try...

     I was in line at the 7-11 this morning, behind a good number of folks that clearly walk many different paths in their daily lives.  Some folks were white-collar as me, some in gym clothes, some in their Dickie's on the way to work and some that proudly (or not so proudly) wore their employer's name plastered across the backs of their paint-stained T-shirts.  All made a statement- whether they wished to do so or tried their best not to do so.

     It's hard (really hard) to avoid judging someone based on their 7-11-line appearance.  Think for a minute:  How do you look at folks in line?  Does their dress draw you to them, or does it push you away?  Does that company name on the back of a guy's shirt prompt you to jot it down for future reference, or lead your internal voice to say "Man, this guy must be dumb as a box of rocks if all he can do is wear that dirty uniform and do his manual labor"?

     Back to the neck tattoos.....Yes, one young lady in line had a rather large tattoo on the side of her neck.  As best I could tell, it spelled out someone's name.  But even the best script fonts don't seem to turn out that well when you're dealing with neck tattoos, and the wording could've been something I'll never have the pleasure of understanding.

     There is a point to my message here- in case y'all were wondering.  If I'm taking a few moments of 7-11 line-standing time and noticing small details about a number of folks around me, we have to know that the clients and client prospects we meet each day on the individual level are taking in that 1st impression of us.

     Our look, dress and demeanor can draw folks and their business to us, or it can send them elsewhere. 

      So think about it...how's your 7-11 line look?

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DENNIS B. BURGESS
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Dennis, I will say, a very interesting post!  And while I don't mean any personal offense at all, I do find that my funny bone is tickled just a little bit as I find myself reading a post about someone's appearance, posted from an individual who doesn't have their own profile picture posted.  Just an interesting observation on my part.

Best to you and have a great day!

Karen 

Mar 09, 2011 09:39 AM #1
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Karen:  Well, you got me on that one.  But what can I say?  I do plan on making my Active Rain "appearance" some time soon- but I'm not really that cute, quite frankly, and I haven't really worried that I've been depriving my fellow users of anything in their not being able to see my mug!  I just thank the good Lord every day that I'm fairly intelligent, pretty danged smart, and that I somehow managed to "out-kick my coverage" as they say and managed to find the most beautiful lady I could've imagined for myself- who for some strange reason overlooks things and loves me anyway.  If your interest is piqued, though, you CAN check out my blog post on craigslist housing scams and watch an interview I did with a TV station here a bit ago.  Thank you for stopping by!

Mar 09, 2011 02:29 PM #2
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages


"looking" forward to more of your posts, Dennis!  Sounds like you have a lucky lady!  Good for both of you!  Looking forward to reading more about you.

All the BEST!

Karen 

Mar 09, 2011 03:42 PM #3
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Samantha Davault
Alexander Chandler Realty - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX

Dennis, you bring up an interesting topic.  We all tend to judge people by their appearance, even if we don't mean to.  I hope I measure up to my own standards.  I do try to look professional, usually even if I am at 7-11, however there are those times when I have already changed out of work clothes into yoga pants and forgot to pick something up that is necessary and find myself running in for a second hoping I can make a mad dash and not have to wait in line too long.  I gotta say though that the neck tatoos sometimes bother me as do the eyebrow and lip piercings.  Its not that I don't respect an individuals right to make those choices, they just look really uncomfortable to me and I just don't get it.

Mar 12, 2011 08:30 PM #4
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi Samantha.  Thank you for your kind and insightful comments.  When I wrote this post, I truly was dealing with how folks' appearances are important and how I/we make assumptions based on appearances.  But you raise an interesting side of things as well. I always profess to have high standards for myself- in personal appearance, property/"product" knowledge, attention to detail, etc, and for the most part I'm my own worst critic.  I can rest assured that something I've done wrong or erred in will have disappointed myself long before it does so to others.  I always want to project the best image.  It's interesting that you're worried about having to stand in the 7-11 line too long!

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