Hey grumblers-- think again

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Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

This post may not make me popular for today. This evening on the news they were talking about the disappointed people that did not get their packages yet from UPS and Fedex because of the storm.

The next segment of news was about the thousands of people sitting in the dark and cold with NO power, because of the storms. I think these folks would gladly change places with the grumblers that still have heat, but no packages. I bet they would not be grumbling about no packages.

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
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Comments (22)

Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

good post -- puts it into perspective.  UPS got my packages to my door this past week, on a side note.  I appreciate the efforts they make during this crazy week!

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Dec 25, 2013 11:15 AM
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

The packages will come and things will go on. I agree that I prefer to have my heat in the winter.

Dec 25, 2013 11:56 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Rob, let's face it, we take for granted so many things. A safe place to live, running water, ...and heat in the winter. Time to put it in perspective and count our blessings!

Dec 25, 2013 12:46 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Alan: It does put it in perspective.

Margaret: Yes it does, thanks for dropping by!

Eric: Thank You!

Gerard: Exactly!

Tom:: Agreed!

Dec 25, 2013 08:11 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Rob: We were going to see the local lights on Christmas Eve and a UPS driver was delivering packages at 8pm...my first thought was, why did the senders wait so long to send the packages out. Avoid the rush (and nature) and send early.

Dec 25, 2013 09:16 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Anita: I too have felt that way about the long lines the last few days at the Post Office. Makes it tuff to pickup my mail.

Dec 25, 2013 09:24 PM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I would agree there are plenty of people who won't get any packages this year because there is no money to buy then.  Those without lights and power also need to be thankful that though a storm has wiped them out temporarily they will be warm again while some huddle cold on the street all winter long. 

Dec 25, 2013 09:24 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Rob. I saw these stories as well and had the same thought. Moreover, there are so many who have little or nothing 364 days a year.

Dec 25, 2013 09:45 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Lack of planning on the senders part should not constitute and emergency on the deliverer's part.

Dec 25, 2013 10:08 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Cindy: Thanks for commenting!

Sheila: Agreed!

Charles: Absolutly!

Dec 25, 2013 10:26 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I was one of those last minute senders, and I'm not sure my stuff got to the west coast in time.  But the recipients had lots of great food and drink and electricity and wood for the fire.  As did I.  And I'm not grumbling.  

Dec 27, 2013 11:51 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Patricia: I'm glad to know there is someone that was caught but could see past it! Happy New Year!

Dec 27, 2013 09:49 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My first thought when I saw "news" blurbs (is this really news?) about the sad lady who wasn't able to put her children's presents under the tree because of the big bad UPS people was "Well, why didn't you plan better?" 

And you're absolutely correct - late presents vs sitting in a freezing cold home with no power?  I'd take late presents or NO presents any day.

Dec 28, 2013 10:25 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Kat: I agree, thanks for stopping by!

Dec 29, 2013 02:09 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Rob!  I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Oh, and have a Happy New Year! 

Dec 29, 2013 02:51 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Patricia: I saw it and felt honored for the mention. I was more pleased that you, as one caught in the frazzle could see past it!  I have since subscribed to you.

Dec 29, 2013 03:39 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

People whine about the most meaningless things sometimes.  Sure, late packages are a hassle but in the end, it's the people there that matter - not the presents.

Dec 29, 2013 07:39 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Bryan: You got the right idea!

Dec 29, 2013 08:03 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

I think people get caught in their own perspectives, but usually step up when they notice what's going on with others.  I remember my mom telling me every time I thought life was being unfair and I was down, to go visit an old person.  Some times we just have to pull our heads out of our own cloud of doom.  Nice reminder - Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2013 10:25 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Rob, it's not usual for people to whine about what they don't have! Wish they could see what they have!

Dec 30, 2013 11:40 AM