There Is No Shortage. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


There Is No Shortage

Of Things 

Where We Can B!tch But... 

Given the recent use of the word as a noun, I would like to address the subject as a verb.  You may prefer to call it complain, gripe or whine.  One need not travel far to find grumblings and groanings taking place all around us.  You know, there are many, likely far too many, things where we have no control but we can control our attitude and approach to situations.  


Beth Atalay wrote a featured post Saturday that made it evident that ActiveRain and social media of all sorts is not immune.  Pause.  Reflect.  It’s important.  I admit I can go too far on occasion so I am not placing myself as an example of decorum.  I remain a work-in-progress.  


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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (59)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - good for you.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - one of things I appreciate about Facebook is the ability to "snooze" those I follow.  I have found "out of sight, out of mind" does work at times.  The AR glitches may have unintentional snooze feature now that I think about it.  

Aug 16, 2020 05:34 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

And nobody's perfect either!  Great reminder not to take life too seriously as well!

Aug 17, 2020 06:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

I hope all is going well for you.

The constant 504 Gateway Time-out notices are very discouraging.

Aug 19, 2020 07:37 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I can assure you, if I get through this hell that is happening here in the Bay Area from the fires, I will be one happier camper and the number one goal, no more bitches, NONE. Thanks for reminding to do so, cheers cvc

Aug 23, 2020 09:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jan Green - there are two(and often more) sides to a story, an issue or a situation - although it can be difficult, accentuate the positive can put a good spin on many aspects of life.

Roy Kelley - that issue remains a determining factor in the time I allot to this forum.  I remain hopeful yet reality-based.  

Curtis Van Carter - I hope that situation is solved soon.  Be safe.  Stay positive.  

Aug 24, 2020 09:42 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Ha! You and me both Michael Jacobs seems we were on similar self-reflective wave lengths on our most recent posts. Great thought for the day here. I struggle to be an example every day, I will be in progess until the day they box me up.

Aug 25, 2020 07:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - indeed!  It's all about progress/moving forward.  

Aug 25, 2020 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Michael... at the end of the day it is about our attitude towards any obstacles that cross our path. Then again, a good bitch session now and again is very soul-cleansing I've found! 

Aug 28, 2020 06:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nina Hollander - cleansing ones soul like decluttering and keeping things in proper maintenance/operation of all kinds is an important part of life.  

Aug 28, 2020 07:06 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Michael, Yes, I agree, when you are about to complain - pause, if you can; reflect from someone else's shoes, and if needed move on, or make a comment. But pausing before that is important.

Aug 30, 2020 07:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Steffy Hristova - it can be quite helpful and in multiple ways.  

Aug 31, 2020 07:27 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, ActiveRain has been working great today so I managed to spend some time here, lets hope it stays this way. We all get frustrated from time to time, it happens.   To become an individual who is a habitual complainer is not fun. Tomorrow is another day, the sun will shine once again.

Sep 02, 2020 01:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Beth Atalay - it seems two days in a row.  It's not "perfect" but my expectation for perfection has long disappeared.  

Sep 02, 2020 02:02 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sometimes it's best to save the whining for Willie the Labradoodle.  

Sep 03, 2020 10:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Kennedy - it's good to see mention of Willie the Labroodle once again.  I hope he continues to do well and with your proper care any whining or foul behavior should be kept to a minimum while maximizing those important tummy rubs.  

Sep 03, 2020 11:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - To complain occasionally is only human. To complain all the time, over and over and over again can be such a drag.

Sep 10, 2020 05:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - you're right, it can grow old quickly.  

Sep 10, 2020 08:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Works In progress are a essential part of our thinking process Michael Jacobs 

Jan 26, 2021 07:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - progress remains a positive thought, right?  At least I think so yet there are times I understand change is not associated with it.  And I guess the word that goes along with the term "work" can be subject to much interpretation.  And so it continues. . .  

Jan 26, 2021 11:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Paul - I apologize for the long delay in responding.  As you know the AR gremlins are continuing to wreak havoc when it comes to notifications and other devilish behavior.  I appreciate the comment and the insight which accompanies when you visit.  

Apr 13, 2021 05:22 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michal, I am so busy and so isolated during this pandemic...just do not get out too often except with family; do not really have too many pet peeves right now.  Oh yah,  ActiveRain!!!!!!  What in the heck did they recently do with the software???????  But in regard to the family, we are so very happy to spend some time together that everyone is so kind and loving and we just laugh and laugh and laugh a-n-d wear our masks :)  I once had a Holy Card that had a picture of 3  monkeys, similar to your canstock photo.  The caption on the card:  See no, Hear no, Speak no evil.  Guess that might include whining and bitching.

Apr 12, 2021 09:48 PM
Michael Jacobs

Hrllo Jane - sounds like that card setved as a friendly reminder for you.  

Apr 13, 2021 05:24 AM