It's Not Always as It Seems!

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Here's an example of why parents should always check their children's homework before they hand it in:

A first grader handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment.

After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:

Dear Ms. Davis,

I want to be very clear on my child's illustration. It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work as a real estate agent, at a local company.  While driving my daughter to school the other morning, I needed to stop at one of my listings to reinstall a sign, which had blown down during the storm.  We also talked about her joining me in my business one day, and that perhaps she could make a living at it.  This photo is of me reinstalling the sign, as you can see from the picture below taken from another view.

Mrs. Harrington

Comments (38)

Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for the giggle!

Oct 18, 2020 01:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I LOVE it, Myrl. Thanks for the laugh.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


Oct 18, 2020 05:56 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Myrl, Great, classic real estate humor.  The mother was forward thinking in her note to teacher.  I guess it depends where one's mind is.  A strip pole did not cross my mind. LOL

Oct 18, 2020 09:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OMG, that is hilarious, Myrl! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm sure the next time I install a sign in my next listing, I will be reminded of this...and chuckle!

Oct 18, 2020 11:02 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Myrl Jeffcoat  I love this one - made my day -Just shows that somedays teachers do not read either - so glad Kathy Streib  featured this 

Oct 19, 2020 09:00 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


As all here have said, great story for it sure made me think it was pole dancing. Congrats on the features. Hope all else is well for you, cheers cvc

Oct 19, 2020 09:39 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

It takes skill, energy and a few other attributes to be a spectacular pole dancer. I'm certain that some agents were spectacular pole dancers prior to changing their professions as their skill, energy and attributes also changed. Very cute post and memorable. 

Oct 20, 2020 10:07 PM
Florida Luxury Realty Inc - Hudson, FL
Helping Buyers and Sellers since 1994

That's priceless !!!

Oct 21, 2020 05:30 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Good one. You have to look at your kids homework that's for sure.

Oct 21, 2020 07:19 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Giggle & Smile Time... Loved it... 


Oct 21, 2020 08:14 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

For me, it took an explanation. I would have never thought pole dancer. I thought she was standing at a door. Guess it depends where you are coming from!

Oct 22, 2020 06:20 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

This is SO cute!! Thanks for sharing it...ha ha  ha, just what I needed!

Oct 24, 2020 07:59 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Classic kid wisdom! Just class!  Thanks for the chuckle!

Oct 29, 2020 04:36 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha. That kid gets an A+

Oct 31, 2020 05:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ,

OMG..I Love this and so glad that Carol Williams featured it in her Second Chance Saturday Series!! I hope the little girl does an A+

Oct 31, 2020 09:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So glad that Carol Williams included this post, which I missed.  One of the agents I met was a night club singer, in full regalia with face paint and scanty clothes.  She actually asked me, if she should include a photo of her on stage...YIKES!  A

Oct 31, 2020 12:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

I came back for another read - wasn't sure if I had seen it or not - and enjoyed it once again!

Happy Halloween!


Oct 31, 2020 02:35 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Just the right amount of humor to lighten up this serious week of news and put a nice closure to a Sunday night.  Thank you,  Myrl Jeffcoat.  It was perfect! 

Nov 08, 2020 02:40 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - hardy hardy hardy ho! I didn't even think of a pole dancer in that drawing. Kids have an interesting way of illustrating what they see and how they express themselves or their surroundings in their drawings. It is pretty funny because after all, it comes from the perspective of an innocent child. Interpretation by adults is always subjective and often wrong.  

This was really funny! I enjoyed it. 

Nov 10, 2020 07:30 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

That's funny Myrl.  Interesting how some people in the comment section did not think of pole dancing at first, and I'm guessing others did, like me!!  That's why I liked that game Pictionary, stick figures can get the point across quickly, or not!!

Nov 14, 2020 06:15 PM