about ...THE "R" WORD... a fable

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It was the best of times, but could it be spiraling into the worst of times?  There was fear in the air...bordering on riotThe couriers from RNN were fanning the flames...The peasants seemed revolting.  Some even demanded restitution.   Raconteurs were spinning an armageddon bust.  Was the Kingdom of Ravenna in for a relapse?

 For a moment or two, relax your credibility and heed my repartee... and you will forever recount this tale.

Rafael, the Royal Crown's remuneration advocate, had rounded the numbers as realistically as possible and was on his way to give his report in person to King Ronaldo, The McDonald (long story).  It was a remarkably pleasant day, but Rafael's horse reared suddenly and sprained an ankle.  A ruffian had roused the steed.  He had to now walk, but not with reckless abandon.  As he traveled onward he recalled that the requirements to rectify a rather ridiculous assumption were simply to show that the economy was not on a random rollercoaster of irrational exuberance.  After all, his own Roth was intact and doing quite well  -- and such was the case for many of the rich merchants in Ravenna.  (of course, a negative report could earn him the rack!)

Real people, he thought, could shed a ray of light for a clear revelation on the subject. 

Ravenna was a hill town and rich in raw materials.  Rather than random postulation, he reveled in recounting the several accounts forwarded by the townspeople.

Roberto dealt in leather goods and was brimming with news about requisitioned livery by the Crown.

Rinaldo, the goldsmith, had orders for the shiny stuff that were through the roofRyanna, his ravishing wife, spun the gold into royal garments for the Republican guard.

The man who distributed the spirits for the town, drinking imported Riesling at the time, remarked that he had not seen such a robust economy in years!

The miller's daughter, Rowena, recalled that her father had to build several more repositories for the large influx of rye required.  

Even Rondo the cobbler remarked that the resole business was booming.

And the masons, by the dozens, were reconstructing the retaining walls around the ramparts...

Finally, Rafael stopped at the Rotgut and Retch Inn for refreshment.  At one table sat Ralphino the Naysayer who rarely worked but loved rousing the rabble.  He was fond of recounting economic reversals in his life and wagging his finger at everyone who cared to listen, reminding them of the restitution that would have to be made by those refusing to recognize the droppings of The Black Raven.  The residents of Ravenna were quite superstitious in these regards.  If the bird pooped black, things were going to be resplendent; if red, the sky would fall.   The droppings had shown red, but it was pointed out that this was after the bird was fed raspberry risotto!  It was a ruse.

Rafael observed that the patrons at the Inn were resourceful and responsible.  Each was relating how a revolution could never come to pass considering the region's rate of growth.  He asked several: recount if you can, any other time when riches were so easily raised?  No one could repress such good tidings.

So, our hero was given rarified proof that his reasoning was right on.  His research was backed up by the simple ratio of rationality to reality.

The ramparts of the castle were in view now and his heart raced, relieved by the facts of the matter: he could review the evidence with the king and his advisers in a most relaxed manner and reassure the court that the Republic was indeed robust.  The king proclaimed: "You can't rig a rally!"  Ronaldo rewarded Rafael with the esteemed Rhodothendron Rhinestone.  Rafael's 'rithmatick ruled.  His was no random recitation.  Ravenna's economy was indeed remarkable.  Only the jester continued to rile over and over... about the 'R' word!  Totally ridiculous.

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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon John. I enjoyed reading this most and you are a terrific story teller.    

Sep 10, 2019 02:29 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Hi John Henry you are a Rare individual..... and you add so much to this platform.... thanks for all you do!!  keep doing it.....

Sep 10, 2019 02:32 PM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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OMG John Henry this is an absolutely awesome - and clever - post. Perfecto!!!

Sep 10, 2019 02:44 PM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes you can get more of a point across with a table than you might with a fact. Sometimes you have to speak to the soul or the intuitive part of us.

Sep 10, 2019 03:34 PM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hey John - Right On!

Sep 10, 2019 03:47 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Henry - Your creativity astonishes my soul! You consistently inspire me!

Sep 10, 2019 05:49 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi John- remarkably rousing retelling of a tale that is relevant today.  

Sep 10, 2019 06:20 PM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John, I just need to know was it a Dry Riesling or a Sweet Riesling? Endre

Sep 10, 2019 06:34 PM #10

Why are you being so rambunctious you rebel rouser !

Sep 10, 2019 07:19 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OMG, hilarious, John! Remarkably right on-target! I'll bet your children loved your story-telling. 

Sep 10, 2019 07:36 PM #12
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510

John, thanks for the history lesson in "R's."  I agree.  

A robust, resilient, if sometimes rugged economy, that can withstand the up down rhythm of real estate cycles and rigors of recession scares.

Sep 10, 2019 08:25 PM #13
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Really revelled in reading the ....oh geez...too early in the morning and I am running out of R;s...good job !

Sep 11, 2019 01:28 AM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning John.

Your ramblings  sure reminds  us of how manywords abound.

Sep 11, 2019 01:30 AM #15
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning John Henry ,

You are do creative..what an awesome post! So many R words I'm sure you did have to do some research to come up with so many! Your children must have so enjoyed your tales growing up!!

Sep 11, 2019 06:13 AM #16
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

The rigged a primary, the media was silent. They got away with it. SO when they try to rig the econonmy, the media runs with it. When the media is weaponized against half it's people, is a revolt far behind?

Sep 11, 2019 06:58 AM #17
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Love how you played around the all the words that start with "R".  For a minute I thought you were going to talk about the most famous "R" word, the recession!!!

Sep 11, 2019 07:58 AM #18
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Still chuckling at the name of your Inn ... "Rotgut and Retch", John Henry

LOVE it!


Sep 11, 2019 08:01 AM #19
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 12, 2019 06:11 AM #20
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

John Henry ...is a modern type Paul Revere

Sep 12, 2019 07:22 AM #21
Chad Felter
Virginia Beach, VA
Providing service through out Hampton Roads

Rabsolutely repukulutz.

Sep 12, 2019 06:35 PM #22
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