It had to be the full moon

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A client wanted to tour a couple bank owned homes last Tuesday afternoon.  The temperature was around 100 and, as you know,  air conditioning is not something provided by those too big to fail.  The first place was a town house on listing day number one.  We met at the home for our scheduled appointment, and half of the double driveway was occupied by the folks ahead of us.  We decided to wait a few minutes to give them a chance to finish up.

Shortly thereafter, a car pulled up driven by what turned out to be another real estate "professional" who was screaming something out her window that I couldn't quite hear.  As I approached her car, it turned out that she was irate because the driveway was filled with vehicles and she had a showing appointment.  Not unusual for a REO listing, the appointments were stacked on top of each other.  I explained that we were giving the last party a chance to finish before we went in.  Her response was that she was going in right now because her appointment was scheduled for right now (so was mine).  With that, we decided to go ahead and enter the place immediately, which we did. 

When you seek shelter from 100 degrees outside and find that it's hotter inside, touring a home tends to get done in a hurry, and we were inside for maybe five minutes tops.  The party ahead of us probably spent about the same amount of time inside.  It seems that someone felt more of a sense of urgency than what would be felt by the average non-lunatic. 

The "professional" was not particularly annoying, rather an almost comical diversion from the miserably uncomfortable weather.  Maybe the heat just got to her, or maybe it was the fact that Tuesday was the day of this month's full moon.  An article in Scientific American says that moon phases do not affect human behavior, but my inductive experience tells me that it does. 

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 Mike Carlier  Lakeville, MN





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Mike:  Years ago when our boys were young, my wife worked part-time at a local store.  A store that had 24/7 hours.  The local police used to stop in fairly often for coffee.  They said there was no doubt that the moon DOES have an effect on people, as when the moon was full ... the loonies were out more often and did crazier things than usual.  Maybe not info based on a scientific report, but good enough for me ...

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Jul 07, 2012 05:22 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

She was just plain rude!  Full moon had nada to do with her acting so unprofessional. Doesn't it make you wonder what her clients must think when she's blabbbing such nonsense??

Jul 07, 2012 08:39 AM #2
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

Gene, with no apparent scientific verification, it's still hard to ignore the amount of strange behavior that coincides with a full moon.  It seems to also affect dogs.

Anna, it could have been just another day at the office for her.  I'll give her the benefit of my opinion that there was a lunar effect on her loony behavior.  Fortunately, her clients were still in their car, and they weren't close enough to witness the details of the incident.

Jul 07, 2012 11:47 PM #3
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

People do foolish things during a full moon. They drive crazy too! NOW THE HEAT that is a whole new story! It can make you a little insanity is not too bad!

Jul 08, 2012 03:43 AM #4
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