I’ve been called an “obdurate” but I’m far from it.

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179


I’ve been called an “obdurate” but I’m far from it.

During my cop years you just about name it and I have either seen it or been involved in it.  After awhile death, murder, rape, robbery and all the other stuff in between becomes just an everyday part of your world.  You grow cold hearted and oblivious to other peoples pain or suffering. Nothing could be further than the truth.  Now for the meaning of (ab’door it) and if you haven’t guessed it by now it’s not easily moved to pity or sympathy.  Most cops feel the pain but it is a job regardless of the suffering, pain or death.  Sorry I’ll get off my soapbox.  Have a great day

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Comments (8)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

  That profession can allow for empathy and sympathy....the folks we have known usually only exhibit it outwardly...after tey retire...the emotion is there....just hidden for a time.

Dec 27, 2011 10:22 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I would not have thought of you as being and obdurate person, James, despite the past life!  And I have never met a cop that doesn't have sympathy or feel emotion.

Dec 27, 2011 10:29 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA



Another new word learned. . I can't even imagine you stopping someone to give a ticket and offer a FREE CMA at  the same time

Dec 27, 2011 10:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning James - you an obdurate - not a chance! You're a man with a heart and soul and I would refer anyone thinking about buying a house to contact you. I know if I was trying to buy a house in Arkansas, I'd feel a whole lot safer because of you.

Have a great and wonderful day!


Dec 27, 2011 11:32 PM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING JAMES!  Many people think my husband, who's been with TPD for 24 years, is obdurate.  But he's not - he just has to turn it off 10 hours a day - except when i comes to children - that's always a tough one to turn the emotion off on.  As I am sure you know since you have feeling!

Dec 28, 2011 12:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

There are situations in real estate where you would like to think you can be an obdurate. But, does not always work! Enjoy your day!

Dec 28, 2011 03:08 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James - Tough job seeing the results of the worst of the worst.

Dec 28, 2011 07:55 AM

Obdurate is just a word that people who rely on thier ability to manipulate people through rhetorical persuasion call people that they cannot persuade.


Take it as a compliment.  You're not a windsock floating in the wind, wherever the wind takes you.  In a society that is constantly bombarding you with rhetorical advertising, this is a strength.  You would've made a great purchasing agent, if you didn't go the way of law enforcement.




Jan 28, 2013 11:52 AM