"Im a legal alien......"

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

I heard  the song “Englishman in New York” by Sting the other day.

Well it got me thinking. I’m an English speaking man living in America or to be more accurate, an ex- South African living in Boca Raton.  As Sting laments – “I’m a Legal alien” (aren’t we all)?

Legal yes but not so much an alien anymore. I’ve even started enjoying American football much to the chagrin of my besotted son’s who can call ever play, nuance and stat seemingly long before it even happens. How did that happen? I grew up addicted to Rugby & Cricket and the only helmets I ever saw in sport was at the local dodge car drag strip in Cape Town.

So the question I always asked them is wouldn’t it be safer if they did AWAY with all the helmets & padding in football and made it more like rugby? I did a little research into this and found out that the answer is anything but clear. Football would appear to have more brain related injuries while rugby has more serious spine related ones. Brutal sports both, but hugely popular & entertaining.

The thing I’ve learn’t  is that sport is the one common denominator across all nations. It joins, binds & unites people from all walks of life. Much like Realtors, it brings happiness.  It doesn’t care if you are an Englishman, New Yorker or even a legal alien…..

As Sting says: ” “Be yourself, no matter what they say”.

Comments (5)

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I am a Legal Alien myself, lately, I am worried about ICE, should I be? I have no criminal background, lol except for a speeding ticket but still...

Mar 26, 2018 07:21 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals 

Mar 27, 2018 03:20 PM
steve katz

Thanks Gita. You too.

Apr 02, 2018 06:29 AM
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Welcome to this blogging community! Congrats on your first post.

All the best with your business. 


Apr 24, 2018 12:57 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sports do seem to be popular everywhere you go, welcome to America!


May 07, 2018 10:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

May 07, 2018 10:49 PM