I have an amazing sister!

By
Real Estate Agent with Rosemary Beach Realty

Her name is Patti Warsheski and she is also a Realtor with my company, The Premier Property Group.  Patti's heart is about as big as the sun, sometimes to the detriment of her pocketbook - but she doesn't spend a lot of time worrying about that.  

Recently she stopped into a local convenience store to grab Hearta drink and she overheard a conversation.  A visibly distraught lady was talking to the store clerk trying to determine the location of the closest car rental place.  Apparently her car had broken down, stranding her, her husband and their baby.  Our area is a beach community and this lady and her family were here on vacation.  She was literally getting nowhere fast.  

Patti stepped up and introduced herself.  She told the lady that the closest car rental place was at the airport - just about 20 minutes away.  And then.... offered to drive her there!  After a short stunned silence, the lady accepted her offer.  The funny part was that the husband was standing there, holding the baby, with a look on his face that said something like "oh my gosh, my wife is about to get in a car with a complete stranger and I don't know whether to tackle her or thank her!"  Patti handed him her business card and said I know this is weird, but this is who I am and this is my office, you are welcome to give them a call.

Everything worked out fine - and I know you are thinking she was crazy to put a stranger in her car!  But she said she just knew it would be fine and it was the right thing to do.  When the lady offered to pay for her gas, Patti told her no thank you.  She told her to just pay it forward.  

Comments (3)

Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Miriam - what a lovely tribute to your thoughtful sister!  Thanks for sharing:)

Sep 05, 2011 05:08 AM
Barb Van Stensel
Chicago, IL

Miriam, first I want to welcome you to Active Rain as it appears you are new with the post counts.  Second, my hat goes off to your sister and something to be proud of but I think from what I am reading, it runs in the family!

Way to go to make a difference in someones life.

Sep 05, 2011 05:09 AM
Miriam Dillon
Rosemary Beach Realty - Rosemary Beach, FL
Realtor in Rosemary Beach, SoWal and all of 30A

Pam - thank you for your comment! Today feels like the kind of day to count my blessings and my sister is definitely one of them.

Barb - thank you for the welcome!  I am new to AR, but not new to real estate - been doing this for 11 years!  Your comment is very kind - thank you again.

Sep 05, 2011 05:35 AM