How Long Can the Blame Game Go On?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® TX License #0566780

For how long can the blame game go on?


There is no shortage of things that don't go as planned. Service providers miss appointments, airlines and trains overbook, and keys are removed from lock boxes. Someone drops the ball and an innocent takes the arrow for the misstep. In business I was taught to not shift the blame, even if the fault for the miss was not mine. A client does not really care who screwed up, just fix the problem.


So that's what I try to do.


In politics, there is a different set of guidelines. Humorous evidence is shown below from an opinion blog. Although this is from a blog, one hears statements from the administration taking this tact whenever a problem is discussed.

blame game


 I guess President Bush has almost two more years of being blamed for national problems.


As long as there are people I guess, that's how long the blame game can go on.

Comments (18)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I love it...It never changes.  Seldom does any one take the high road.  but thse that do many times end up on top.

Feb 25, 2015 04:37 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Wayne, that is such a great point that a client does not want finger pointing or excuses when a major problem arises. 

A good real estate professional tries to anticipate the challenges ahead, provide plenty of communications to make sure things are progressing on the other end of the contract, and have a plan when Mr. Murphy decides to show up.

Feb 25, 2015 04:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

You are correct Wayne, finding blame does little good, best to just get on with finding a solution.


Feb 25, 2015 05:02 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Wayne, Politicans always play the blame game and that will never change. I like the turkey picture..

Feb 25, 2015 05:23 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

We are only human Wayne, not perfect. We seek perfection but do not always make those expectations. Great post.

Feb 25, 2015 11:22 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I don't blame others. If they repeat the same mistake again and again, I simply try to cut them off. I'm very focused and don't want to waste any of my energy on negative emotions.

Feb 25, 2015 04:03 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Wayne. You are so right about blame. We are all tired of it, no different with what is going on in Washington right now.

Feb 25, 2015 06:59 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Some people just have to blame somebody, because it makes them feel better. Turkeys!

Feb 26, 2015 10:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When clueless about a solution, blame the problem on someone else! Enjoy your day!

Feb 26, 2015 07:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Wayne,

OMG...this is so cute. Blaming others is never the right tactic..taking control and fixing the problem takes a real leader.

Feb 28, 2015 08:29 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wonderful photo, Wayne. I'm with most of the rest - find a solution, and stop pointing fingers. Have a great Sunday. 

Mar 01, 2015 05:28 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne loved the photo and the post, funny you should say that, I got a joke emailed to me about something like this:)), Endre

Mar 01, 2015 08:31 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Wayne,  It is so true.  The blame game is completely out of control especially with our politicians.

Mar 01, 2015 08:57 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Wayne,

So funny and so's a shame that those in Washington can't admit what's wrong and fix it rather than passing the blame.

Mar 02, 2015 10:44 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Blaming others or events does not really help at all, and in circumstances, really they are what they are. It is how we choose to deal with those circumstances that speaks to characters.

Mar 06, 2015 12:07 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Those who take credit for their missteps and know how to say, "I'm sorry, I was wrong" seem to be fewer and farther between these days.  And, I can say that those are words I've not heard come out of a politicians mouth...ever, that I can remember!  I say that jokingly but, it's really sad.  Like you, I'm tired of the blame game!

Mar 06, 2015 02:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, blame or not blame, you can not forget facts and consequences of the actions. His legacy is no good.

Mar 08, 2015 05:28 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Pointing fingers at someone does not get the job done.  Solving the problem does.

Mar 18, 2015 11:07 AM