Flying bong water caught mid-air

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She was a quirky client who wanted to see every available home in her price range. I was a newer agent who thought nothing of showing ten houses in a day (I know, crazy, right?). 

We were on our ninth home, it was late afternoon, I was exhausted. When we entered the cluttered, Dirty bong watertenant-occupied house, I just wanted to be done. There were three couches in the living room, two over-sized chairs, and a huge coffee table covered in pizza boxes filled with aging science experiments, a dozen or so beer bottles in varying degrees of empty, and a bong full of disgusting bong water (no, it wasn't legal in Colorado then).

We had to move sideways through the room to get to the kitchen and bedrooms. There was not one thing about it that fit my client's needs, but she wanted to see it anyway, so I went ahead of her opening doors and turning on lights. As I opened the bedroom door that connected to the living room, I flipped on the light.

The first thing I noticed were the bared teeth of a ferocious looking dog. My next conscious moment was when the dog who had been lying peacefully on the bed was now flying airborne toward me. To this day I couldn't tell you whether the dog was ten pounds or fifty, but as I jumped back to close the door between us (which I was, thankfully, able to do), my leg caught and sent me hurtling over the coffee table, sending the bong straight in the air. Twisting to catch it before it hit the carpet, I grabbed it with one hand and tried to brace myself with the other.

Lying flat on my back on a now-crushed pizza box and an unbroken bong in my fist, there was small victory in knowing I was agile enough to catch it before it hit the floor. But nothing my cajoling client could say would induce me to take her or my aching body to the next showing. 

She ended up buying one of the houses we'd seen previously, anyway.

 

 

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Tammie White, Broker
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Mimi, I suspect no one has a better story than this.

Nov 30, 2014 09:36 AM #1
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Oh, Tammie White, thank you ~ if they could only take all of these fun stories and teach them in Real Estate 101 in a class called You Have No Idea What You're Really Going to be Doing ~ do you think it would narrow down the Realtor field? 

Nov 30, 2014 09:44 AM #2
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Sounds like you escaped the jaws of death of the pet of an enterprising drug dealer and heroically rescued the crown jewel of the trade..

Nov 30, 2014 10:03 AM #3
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Well, thankfully that flying bong didn't upend and spill the contents all over you. YUCK!

Nov 30, 2014 10:55 AM #4
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GROSS, Mimi!  That sounds like a lovely home and I'm sure you found a buyer for it eventually.  One with more interest in bongs than floorplans!

Nov 30, 2014 11:15 AM #5
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You expected me to laugh right? Glad it wasn't worse.  Yup, that's why I'm not a landlord.

Nov 30, 2014 12:12 PM #6
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Hi Mimi, Thankfully there was a happy ending, despite the bumps and brusies. I think you made a great decision and it was obviously the right one.

Nov 30, 2014 01:30 PM #7
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Mimi, just imagine if you weren't able to make that catch, you would've had to bought a bong as a peace offering!

Nov 30, 2014 01:39 PM #8
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LOL...I had a perfect image in my head of that bit of acrobatics.  Hilarious!  

Nov 30, 2014 07:51 PM #9
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Mimi, So glad to hear you called it after your fall. There you were showing a home that you knew was not a fit ... and that happens!  Yikes.  At least she did buy one of the 8 other homes she saw that day.

Thank you for participating in the contest.

Dec 01, 2014 05:36 AM #10
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David Saks ~ cute, but I'm pretty sure there were no jewels of any kind in that pig sty ;)

That would have been like falling in a sewer, Evelyn Johnston ;)

Dec 02, 2014 01:41 AM #11
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Actually, Jenna Dixon, I drive by that home on a regular basis, and it looks just the same, all these years later, and I wonder if anyone's ever thrown away the pizza LOL

Yes, it is definitely funny in retrospect, Tammy Lankford. So many times I have wished I had somehow gotten a video of the whole thing. And the landlord gig got old in a hurry. Wise to stay away ;) 

Dec 02, 2014 01:46 AM #12
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Good morning, William Johnson. I have had the flu for six days now. I took an unplanned trip down a full flight of stairs on Sunday. The bumps and bruises are what brought that story to mind, and I'm now walking as though it were only yesterday :D

Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com ~ I actually didn't give a rip about making sure the bong was safe. My concern was if that disgusting water had spilled, there would have been no way to ever repair the carpet - or to get the smell out. There were just so many reasons to not want to have to deal with those repercussions. And I wonder what the dog REALLY looked like :D 

Dec 02, 2014 01:51 AM #13
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Susan Haughton ~ thank you. I can still see it in my mind's eye. But in addition to the filth, it was dark with all the curtains drawn, and each light fixture only had one bulb. I doubt they ever got it sold ;)

Thank you, Kathleen Daniels. I think the idea for this contest is one of the best ever. We have all had such interesting experiences, and it's fun to have a platform on which to share them. Thanks! 

Dec 02, 2014 01:55 AM #14
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What a fun story Mimi.  This easily would have fit in the recent "I can't believe I just did that" contest.  Thank you for the chuckle.  Mark

Dec 15, 2014 04:23 PM #15
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Great story Mimi. If there were judges in the room, I'm sure they would all given you a score of '10'! 

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Awesome story, Mimi. I dropped by to see if you were around in the Rain and I'm glad I discovered this one. Lol. Only you. ;) 

Jan 02, 2015 03:29 AM #17
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Hello Mimi,  I was thinking I have not said hello in a while.  When getting here I see why.  no post since November.  I trust you, and family, are doing well.  Best to you for 2015.  Mark

Jan 05, 2015 01:48 PM #18
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Mimi,  are you sure you put the bong back on the table and did not accidently take it home with you.  lol  Mark

Jan 27, 2015 10:33 AM #19
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