Tests I Don't Study For

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I've had the doctor mandated lab work over the past year: not my favorite thing to do, and  I changed docs because I felt labs every two months was a bit much. 

I go to get my labs done this morning, first thing, since they have to be fasting, and I don't do well with that restriction.

A surprise this morning was an additional request, one I've not had before.

Now, I'm sure there are people who prepare for the lab work and eat really well the night before, and drink lots of water, and go to bed early.

I'm not that person.

Clearly, from the photo below, there are some individuals who OVER prepare for their labs, and may try to be creative about getting the desired results.

Suffice to say, I don't study for these kinds of tests. 



Tests I Don't Study For



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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!


Comments (8)

Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Eeeeewwwwwww! Don't drink the water?  I would think they would put the tape over the seat, not the tank!

Sep 12, 2013 11:39 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


May it comfort you to know, you're not alone. I started out my day at 7 a.m. at the doctor's office, followed by an appointment with another doctor, followed by a lab test too. It was a big, long, day for me too.

Best wishes on your good health.

Sep 12, 2013 11:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

As you get older, you will be having more and more of those lab tests. 

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 13, 2013 02:34 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yeah...I don't prep for those tests by eating anything out of the ordinary.  What purpose would that serve?

Sep 13, 2013 04:48 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Chris Ann - Well, I didn't think mac & cheese out of the box would be bad...it was actually VERY GOOD!

Roy - thanks....I had a feeling this might be a continuing saga..

Patricia - the same to you!

Evelyn - it's not tape: it's actually a HUGE zip tie, so that you can't open the toilet tank...I guess some have tried stashing things there for others??? I don't know!

Sep 13, 2013 05:15 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Carol,  I don't do aything.  I just hope for the best.

Sep 13, 2013 09:11 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


WOW now that's risk taker . . . . not studying for the test.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, hope your lab tests are good.    I would hate to have constant testing.

Sep 14, 2013 12:47 AM