In your dealings have you came across a “humbug”?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179


In your dealings have you came across a “humbug”?

Got you thinking of Uncle Scrooge?  Don’t go there Pilgrim because you would be headed in the wrong direction or would you?  Tell me do I have you confused?  I know I am.  Anyway I’ve had my share of dealings with these people and I’m sure you have also.  So without further adieu the meaning of (hum’bug’) is a spirit of trickery, deception, etc, a person who is not what he claims to be which in the end is what Uncle Scrooge was.  He just needed a rude awakening.  Enjoy your day and have a great 2012.     

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Come for a visit stay for a lifetime.  



Comments (9)

Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James - Uncle Sam has been Uncle Stupid for a while.  We need term limits.

Dec 19, 2011 10:27 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

James ....I think we all know a few of these ...I like Conrad's view!

Have a great day!

Dec 19, 2011 10:44 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you have not dealt with a humbug, you lead a sheltered life. Enjoy your day!

Dec 19, 2011 10:48 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

In that case. . .we had a lot of HUMBUG Buyers this year. . .

Have a great day James!

Dec 19, 2011 10:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I had an appointment with a real humbug yesterday. He was my financial adviser and he didn't give me any ADVISE - just a lot of excuses for why I'd never be able to retire. As I sat there and stared at his nice, well made clothes, his golden ring, his shiny leather shoes, and his hair that was groomed so perfect, I wanted to punch him in the face and stomp on that humbugs shoes!!! If I would have, I wouldn't have stopped. I would have reached inside his pockets, grabbed his wallet, taken all his money and his car keys too and left him with mine!

Have a wonderful day! Whew! I needed to vent!!!


Dec 19, 2011 11:05 PM
Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro

You have to deal with some humbugs to truly appreciate the gems. Luckily the true humbugs are rare and they have the knack of announcing themselves way in advance, so you can be prepared to interact with them accordingly.

Dec 19, 2011 11:12 PM
Michael Thornton
RadnorLake Video - Nashville, TN
Nashville Area - Photography & Videography

Good morning, James. I really like a lot of the "old words". It really seemed as if there was an appropriate meaning behind them...

Dec 19, 2011 11:25 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning James.

You see them all the time...They always tell you about something great that might come your way...

But, first you have to accommodate them...

Dec 20, 2011 12:09 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

There are always a few of these.  You my dear James are not one of them!

Dec 20, 2011 02:45 AM