Is My iPad Okay? I Can't Believe I Just Did That!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Franklin Homes Realty LLC

Is My iPad Okay? I Can't Believe I Just Did That!Back in 2011, I was meeting buyers at a home inspection. A few weeks earlier, I had purchased my first iPad. Now, there's one thing you should know about me. I'm not one to buy every new gadget that comes on the market. I wait to see if it has application for my business, then I prudently take the plunge.

I was so thrilled with this new purchase. It made my life so much easier when showing properties. And since our office is entirely paperless, it gave me the ability to pull up contract docs with ease.

Back to my story...

As I was getting out of my car, I had my hands full. I normally have slacks on to slide my iPhone in the pocket but today I was wearing a skirt so I opted to bring my purse in. I had my purse and my iPad in my hands. As I got out of my car, my phone rang. I looked down into my purse to get my phone.

Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention where I was walking and tripped on the curb. Just at that very moment, Mr. Buyer walked around the side of the house to see me fly through the air. As I hit the ground, he ran to my rescue.

As he knelt down to help me up, the first words out of my mouth were, "Is my iPad okay?" Yep, that's right. The only thing that mattered to me at that moment was my iPad. He assured me my iPad was fine and helped me to my feet.

Looking back, I can't believe I didn't break an arm or leg as I came down on that concrete driveway pretty hard. And who knows what my client saw as I soared through the air.

My most embarrassing moment was because I was more concerned about a stupid object than the damage to my own body. The iPad was unscathed. I had purchased a cover and it did the job brilliantly. As a matter of fact, I still use the same iPad today.

Is my iPad okay? I can't believe I just did that!

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Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
Franklin, TN
(615) 495-0752 
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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Tammie, I can relate though in my case it was the iPhone. 

Nov 12, 2014 01:11 PM #1
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Buying the right case can really pay off in awkward situations! The high cost of our  gadgets do make us think differently in situations like that!

Nov 12, 2014 03:06 PM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tammie. We have all been there, but not sure I would have been worried about my IPad at that moment, but for sure you had your priorities in the right place. Glad you were OK.

Nov 12, 2014 04:53 PM #3
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh yes, I can relate.  When I fell down the steps, my phone kept bouncing and I was so concerned about that.  I didn't even realize I had broken my foot as well as my computer.

Nov 12, 2014 07:41 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Makes perfect sense to me Tammie, iPads can be expensive...broken arms/legs/bones heal.  

Nov 12, 2014 09:32 PM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Tammie. You are such a wonderful story teller I always look forward to your posts. This is funny, but only because you were OK.

Nov 12, 2014 10:24 PM #6
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Tammie, I can relate. You just reminded me of another embarrassing moment I had when I dropped my phone as I was meeting a new client at a property. He had to put it back together for me--but it worked. He and I have since done 3 transactions together, so maybe it was a bonding experience

Nov 12, 2014 11:19 PM #7
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I would have done the exact same thing! LOL.  They are like our babies and they cost an arm and leg and we sure do not want to A) buy a new one and B) reset up the whole thing   

Nov 13, 2014 01:09 AM #8
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Tammie~ Those things aren't cheap, so I can understand why you would be concerned about it!

Nov 13, 2014 01:47 AM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Tammie, Anytime I read something that allows me to get a good visual ... especially when people are tripping, falling and flying through the air ... I laugh.  Usually laugh hard like I did reading this.  I guess I am just a sick and twisted pup ... that thinks people falling is funny.  I am so glad you were not hurt AND that your iPad is okay.  I'm still laughing.

Thank you for participating in the contest.

Nov 13, 2014 05:54 AM #10
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

William - I'm happy to hear I'm not the only person to do this.

Gerard - It certainly did.

Joe - But that iPad cost me $600. I know--stupid.

Debbie - That was an expensive fall.

Roger - Fortunately, I didn't have to endure the healing process.

Sheila - That's very nice to say.

Lottie - I hope this client remembers me that way.

Tammy - No harm.

Donna - I'm frugal.

Kathleen Daniels - I hope I didn't show by big Kim Kardashian to the neighbors. (See Alan May post)

Nov 13, 2014 07:39 AM #11
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I'm sure your assets were safe.

Nov 13, 2014 08:11 AM #12
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Your iPad is brilliant! You should have covered it ever since you've bought it. I'm glad you and your iPad are okay.

Nov 14, 2014 12:23 PM #13
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Can you imagine had you broken a leg, arm or hand -- all necessary body parts to function as one of the best real estate agents in Franklin, TN Tammie White .  Seriously though, $600 for an iPad vs. two or more months out of work . . . Think I'd rather pay for a new iPad.

Nov 16, 2014 11:22 AM #14
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