It's Your Fault!

Real Estate Agent with Florida Property Experts

Yesterday I posted a rant titled "Let's Play the Real Estate and Mortgage Blame Game". Today I'm going to share a cute story about something my brothers did when they were toddlers. It has to do with blame.real estate

I have twin brothers who are 3 years younger than me. When they were toddlers, they used to blame each other for everything. Considering they're identical twins, this was an effective method of getting out of trouble. It was hilarious because their exact words would be "Bubba did it!"  I remembered this yesterday when I was ranting about all the people who were pointing fingers and blaming so many others for all the problems related to the current real estate market.

The funniest part about my brothers answer, happened when they were at the potty training age. My mom would ask them why they had pooped in their pants and they would say... you guessed it... "Bubba did it!" My mom would then ask them "How did your brother poop in your diaper?" and all they could say is "Bubba did it!" Aside from being hilarious, it's a preposterous answer when heard by an intelligent adult.

The absurdity of my brothers answer is similar to the absurdity of the real estate blame game. Not only is it impossible for a few unscrupulous mortgage brokers to have caused the demise of all B and C credit programs, it's just as impossible for the overall small percentage of speculators to have caused the entire country's real estate decline. 

So the next time you read a blog or print article, or watch a news program that is doing nothing but stir the blame game pot, remember my brothers in their poopy diapers, insisting that "bubba did it!". 

Lisa Hill real estate agent

Adams Cameron Realtors

Comments (11)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
I think you are on to something with the blaming of the "poop!" Could be symbolic of real estate!
Nov 27, 2007 02:08 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Lisa.... I know I didn't do it.... did you? This is not directed at you, but I am so tired of reading stuff about who did what. I wrote a post about this in April.... I thought it was good... I mentioned everyone and put blame on each one... since then, everyone and their mother writes one, but normally blames a few. As you are stating, it could be anyone. Let's move on and fix our problems. Writing about who did what is not going to help. Just my humble .02.

jeff belonger


Nov 27, 2007 03:33 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Gary- I thought the same thing. But I decided to leave it open to interpretation ;)

Jeff- I'm totally sick of it. I was in rare form yesterday on my rant post! =) Sometimes you just have to rant. 

Nov 27, 2007 05:01 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
Lisa - you are so right on with this - great job in bringing humor to a really frustrating topic
Nov 28, 2007 05:47 AM
Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
I like reading your blog.  Another great posting.  Thanks
Nov 28, 2007 06:45 AM
Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
I love it.  I now have a new catch phrase, "Bubba did it."
Nov 28, 2007 07:24 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Thesa- Humor is the only way to handle this crap O_o

Donald- Thank you!

Dan- Unfortunately, you'll have to think of poop when you use it :) 

Nov 28, 2007 10:21 AM
Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH


A man goes out, gets real drunk and pukes on his shirt.  One of his friends tells him to put $20 in his shirt pocket and in the morning his wife will find the shirt and ask about the puke and the $20.  At that time, the man will say "Some drunk puked on me and gave me $20 for the dry cleaning". 

All of this happens just the way the friend says it will except the wife says "but there is $40 here?"

To this the husband, all hung over, responds "Yeah.  He gave me another 20 when he pooped in my boxers."

This, of course, has nothing to do with real estate.

Nov 28, 2007 12:03 PM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes
Love the mental image of two brothers in dirty diapers.  I am grinning. 
Nov 28, 2007 12:31 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Rich- HAHAHAA! That last sentence is killing me!

Trey- Just think how much fun it is to remind them of that, now that they're 37 years old =D 

Nov 29, 2007 03:55 AM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
LOLOL  ok I can go to bed now that was great!
Dec 08, 2007 02:51 PM

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