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Want to Have Some Fun?


Yesterday I made a quick trip into a Walgreens (at the corner of Happy and Healthy)  on my way home from a doctor’s visit. kathy


I dutifully put my mask on and when I walked through the door, a lady on her way out (who like everyone else in the store had her mask on) waved at me and with a big smile said  “Well, hi Neighbor!”


I waved and said “Hi” back.  


I have no idea who she was. 


These masks can help protect those around us but they also can make for some interesting fun...if you’re so inclined. 


Next time you’re out, mask on, say “Hi neighbor” to someone you pass in the store.

Everywhere else, we are someone else, but at home, we remove our masks. Matthew Desmond


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Comments (31)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wonder if she knew who you were even though you didn't know who she was, haha.  Maybe someone has their eye on you!

Jul 28, 2020 07:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy ...... LOL.  That is a great way to play with someones mind.  I am going to have to try that.

Jul 28, 2020 07:53 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How nice. Regardless of her proximity to you as a neighbor, we are all in this together. Perhaps, that was her intent. I like it though. D

Jul 28, 2020 08:26 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You are full of fun ideas 

Jul 28, 2020 10:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander i'm still trying to figure out if I knew her or she just thought she knew me. 

Wayne Martin the first time I work a mask was back in March when I walked into a liquor store. I really felt like a robber. 

Jul 28, 2020 12:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I agree!!!  It's why I make sure that I have my "eyes on" LOL

Sham Reddy CRS those masks do give us some perceived freedom bo be who we want to be. 

Michael Jacobs true. And all I saw was a lady with long grey hair. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey Richman let me know if you try it. 

Grant Schneider it really is. It's great if you need some alone time. 

Roy Kelley I agree.  It's what I love about walking out at the Preserve. 


Jul 28, 2020 01:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Yes, it's true, masks really do hide a bit of our identity.  Add a pair of sungasses and a baseball hat, and you could almost get away with murder!

Jul 28, 2020 01:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm I usually say hello to everyone I see but I'm sure she thought I was someone else. 

Lottie Kendall it was funny!  When I lived in Florida and someone said "hi" to me, I often had to try to remember if I knew them from Texas or Florida. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel I try to treat everyone I meet like that. It's also how I grew up. 

Brian England now that confused me!!!

George Souto pick someone who looks like they have a sense of humor. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD orrrrr, perhaps she'd already started celebrating the day and was happy to see everyone. 

Hannah Williams or maybe I'm just full of it. 

Myrl Jeffcoat just don't leave any DNA. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy Streib ,

OMG..I've had the same thing happen! Its so hard to be sure when you see someone with their mask on that it is someone you know! I had a past client yell to me in the produce department.."Hi  Dorie..how are you doing?" As soon as I looked closer at her eyes I knew who it was but was hard at first glance!!

Jul 28, 2020 05:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,  That sounds like a fun and friendly idea.  If nothing else, you will probably make them smile and wonder.

Jul 28, 2020 05:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I walk into my wine store, my dry cleaner and we joke four moths ago if I did that they would have called the cops...just sayin:)Endre

Jul 28, 2020 08:54 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Kathy.

Well now, it seems you've got some investigating to do.  Having a little issue with 504 Gateway this morning

Jul 29, 2020 12:34 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Add sunglasses and a baseball cap and forget recognizing anyone!

Jul 30, 2020 07:58 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I went to the bank, like the photo on the left. The manager said to me: "Hi Sam.".  Then she said we have not had traings on how to spot a bank robber. I said I will come back with a stocking over my face same hoodie.




Aug 26, 2020 07:14 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

That was a fun and happy encounter.

Aug 26, 2020 06:10 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yesterday while standing in the poll line , someone heard my voice and shouted out “ Mike is that you “ 

Nov 04, 2020 06:44 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Looks like I missed this back in July Kathy Streib ! Maybe I had my mask on upside down.  I'm going to try this at our local store!  Too funny!

Dec 14, 2020 02:02 PM