Can you leave Mee-Maw at home next time?

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Can you leave Mee-Maw at home next time?

Orlando Property Manager

Can you leave Mee-Maw at home next time?

OK. I'll say this first to get it out of the way: I don't have a problem with Mee-Maws, per se. I never had a Mee-Maw myself, mind you. I'd surely consider myself Mee-Maw-friendly, though- and I generally don't have a problem with other folks' Mee-Maws. I had a Granny. She wasn't quite like this Granny:

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....but she was pretty dang feisty, and managed to keep me in line for a while (usually by way of a switch I had to go cut myself, but I digress...). By any measure, she was a great lady and one I'd stack up against anyone else's Mee-Maw, Maw-Maw, Gammy, Grandma, Granny, Mum or Grandmum any day.

That said, there's a time and a place for Mee-Maws- and I'm thinking that bringing one's Mee-Maw along when viewing a home isn't always the best plan. Had an out-of-place Mee-Maw earlier today that nearly drove me slap nuts, quite frankly- and I can't say she really added anything to the overall showing experience.

I knew the lady was the Mee-Maw right away- as it was clearly indicated on her shirt that said "I'm the Mee-Maw" (Not much gets past me). While the gentleman that brought her to the showing was pleasant and made his trip around the property with a few minor questions and comments, Mee-Maw was a bit (how should I say this...) "particular".

Mee-Maw wanted to know if all of the home's screens would be replaced. Not sure, Mee-maw. Mee-maw wanted to know if the place had been cleaned- because Mee-Maw thought it was dirty. Yes, Mee-Maw- the home has been cleaned. Mee-Maw wanted to point out that some of the carpet appeared worn to her. That's new carpet, Mee-Maw- just installed last week. And Mee-Maw wanted to know if what is now a carport could be enclosed to create a Florida Room or enclosed patio of some sort.

Really not sure on that last one, Mee-Maw. But since the place is only renting for $800/month, I'm not that inclined to believe the owner's ready to drop a few grand on enclosing the carport.

The gentleman that'd actually be living in the property asked a few sensible questions and was satisfied that he'd be fine living there, but this particular Mee-Maw was a terror and had me running 15 minutes late for my next appointment before I knew it!

So my question to this particular gentleman- and any other Mee-Maw-hauling prospects out there would be this simple one...

Can you leave Mee-Maw at home next time?

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DENNIS B. BURGESS
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Jerry Newman
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LOL, Dennis, I thought you were selling a home to the gentleman, until you said it was only an $800 per month rental. I have had some very picky renters in the past, but never experienced any "Mee Maws".

Jan 26, 2013 07:09 AM #1
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Wika Hutchinson
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I like your post, Dennis. At first I thought mee-maw was a cat's name!
Jan 26, 2013 07:18 AM #2
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Oh Dennis . . . don't feel so annoyed.  It might not be too long before Mee-Maw makes her way to Heaven and does the same to God!!  LOL

Jan 26, 2013 07:30 AM #3
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Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
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Dennis - who brings their "Mee Maw" to look at an $800/mo rental...?!?!  Sounds like you need an "adult beverage" after this experience!

Jan 26, 2013 07:38 AM #4
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Jerry:  Thank you for stopping by, and for your comment.  Mee-Maws can be tricky, or so I'm learning!

Jan 26, 2013 07:41 AM #5
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Wika:  Thank you for dropping by, and for your comment.  Nope- I think that'd have to be a Mee-oww!

Jan 26, 2013 07:42 AM #6
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Dennis Burgess
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Hi, Carla:  Thank you for stopping by,and for your comment.  Without a doubt- I can already hear her..."This place is OK and all, but it IS a bit on the noisy side.  Can you tell those guys over there to cool it with the harps and all?"

Jan 26, 2013 07:44 AM #7
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Dennis Burgess
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Hi, Sharon:  Thank you for dropping by, and for your comment.  Apparently, someone who couldn't get out of their driveway before she managed to jump in!  And unfortunately (or fortunately, I suppose), I had to give up the adult beverages in 1997!

Jan 26, 2013 07:49 AM #8
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