I just wanted to touch on a topic that everyone can probably be affected by in our business;
Wear your seatbelt at All times!
It was just another day this past Monday January 21, 2008, or so I thought. I was heading North to drop off a deal to a Co-Op Agent, I was sitting in my car, stopped at a red light, on Route 1 (Roosevelt Blvd., for those of you who are familiar with Philly, PA) when BLAM!!!, I get ROCKED like a missle just hit me, so hard that I'm BLASTED into the car in front of me! When my car finally comes to rest, my head rattling about in total confusion, I'm wondering what the heck just happened, how, why, what am I going to do, is this for real, Thank You God!, I'm alive, am I o.k.?, what's next, etc... I've just been plowed in the rear by another car while I'm sitting in traffic at a Red Light with a bunch of other cars. I gathered myself, made sure my car was securely stopped and in park, fumbled in my pocket for my phone, and called 911. I reported what just took place, then called my wife to tell her, & then called my office to do the same. Meanwhile, the gentleman whom my car got pushed into came running to my aid, knocked on my window to check on me. I responded by telling him that I thought I was o.k., even though I was really in shock and had no idea if I was o.k. or not. He then went on to the person who hit me. In, oh, about three minutes or less, the city's finest in Blue and in Red raced to the scene, when the same dialogue took place between us that had previously taken place between the gentleman and myself before with this addition from the city's finest; They, not being satisfied with my hesitations to answer their questions of how I felt, asked me to consider a ride to the hospital for further evaluation. I, not wanting to be sorry later if there was a medical problem, decided it was in my and my family's best interest to go with the ambulance, on a stretcher, with a neck brace, to the local Hospital...
The reason I'm blogging this is simple;
You Need To Wear Your Seatbelt! Do It For Yourself, Do It For Your Family! Do It For Your Friends! Your Cat, Your Dog, Your Neighbor, Your Co-Workers, Your Broker, Your Clients, Heck Do It For The Co-Op Agent so that he/she gets the deal!
Whether it's 1 block or 1000 miles, work or play, Just Wear Your Seatbelt! I do, I did, and because of that, and that angel on my shoulder, I am here writing this blog, hoping to help you make the same decision!
I Truly Thank You For Reading This One!