Do Yourself & Those Who Care About You A Favor - Wear Your Seatbelt!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Advantage Gold

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!


Comments (4)

Sheri Sanders
Berkshire Hathaway C Dan Joyner Realtors - Easley, SC
Realtor/Broker - Easley, SC Real Estate
Brian,  I'm glad that you're ok.  It never hurts to remind everyone how important wearing a seat belt is.
Jan 24, 2008 03:03 PM
Susan Walters
Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
Brian, I know Philadelphia like the back of my young hand (it has been 18 years since I lived there, young, but expect to return in retirement).  My husband never wore his seat belt until I was pregnant after 10 years of marriage.  It was then I laid down the law.  Wear the seat belt.  I was buckled in always and in an accident he would become a projectile.  Our unborn child deserved a chance to be born, not that I hadn't deserved the chance to live prior to that.  Unseatbelted people are irresponsible and thoughtless.  And dare I say it...stupid.  Glad you are OK.  I tell my kids all the time - accidents happen when you don't expect them - that's what makes them accidents.  Otherwise, I guess they would be appointments! 
Jan 24, 2008 03:44 PM
Brian Lanoza
Century 21 Advantage Gold - Philadelphia, PA

Sheri, Thanks for the kind words. If this blog reminds just one person to wear a seatbelt, then it's well worth blogging.

Jan 24, 2008 04:02 PM
Brian Lanoza
Century 21 Advantage Gold - Philadelphia, PA
Susan, Thanks for responding. It just keeps getting worse in this city and surrounding area! No body cares about anything or anyone, it's just "Get out of my way or I'm rolling through ya!".
Jan 24, 2008 04:04 PM

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