Buy a vowel . . .

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

My mom loves Wheel of Fortune. One of the things you can do is “Buy a vowel”. By buying a vowel, the person playing the game gets a clue about what the answer may be. Often think of that what I run across a clueless person.  In my mind, I think “Get a clue – buy a vowel”.

 

I see a person time and time again. Someone who talks about their intelligence. They talk about their wisdom. And yet somehow, this person doesn’t understand how people view them as negative. They actually have no clue how people avoid them.

 

And yet when they interact on social media, it is amazing how often they leave comments on a post to say how they don’t like that or how they disagree or how they have an opposing point of view. Someone could say that they met Brad Pitt yesterday and had a wonderful conversation for two hours at an Italian restaurant.  This person would reply something like “I don’t care for the taste of garlic”. Everyone else may be asking questions about a great experience, and yet this person has to pee on the poster’s Cheerios.

 

And that is the point. We all need to be aware. Sometimes we all need to get a clue and buy a vowel. Okay perhaps not as often as that other person, and still, we are all there from time to time.  We need to ask ourselves, “Should I disagree with them, or should I just keep my mouth shut?”, “Should I tell them I don’t care for the taste of Garlic or be engaging and ask about the conversation?”

 

So, today, are you aware – or do you need to buy a vowel?

 

 

Comments (44)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Rocky.

Usually, I don't comment on anything that has a negative outcome.  There are occasions that I do, when I feel the writer is just asking for it.   

Jul 25, 2021 12:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Rocky. I run across clueless people all the time and sometimes am clueless myself! Time to buy a vowel. Enjoy your day!

Jul 25, 2021 05:39 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I've heard people call themselves authentic and direct. Often, in reality, they are just plain argumentative and  unpleasant. 

Jul 25, 2021 06:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Things used to be a lot worse around here Rocky Dickerson when Active Rain was younger and everyone wanted to get to the top of the leaderboard. As I just read all the comments above I only saw one generic comment (something like "nice post, have a good day"). In the old days you would have gotten 20 of those. There was a gal a while back who would just put down one word and then even digressed worse and put in a period. That is why there has been a rule change to be more to a comment if you want points. 

Jul 25, 2021 02:18 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Thank you John Pusa it's sad that some agents never get a clue

Jul 25, 2021 07:33 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there James Dray yes, I agree, if feedback or debate is asked for, that is one thing. Some folks don't get that. But then, they may not like RC Cola and Moon Pies

Jul 25, 2021 07:34 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Wayne Martin yes there are days I need a heavy Vowel movement. LOL

Jul 25, 2021 07:35 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Boy oh boy, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I agree with you completely

Jul 25, 2021 07:36 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Bob "RealMan" Timm better to leave a generic comment than to pee in someone's Cheerios

Jul 25, 2021 07:37 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rocky
As the saying goes we're given one mouth and two ears for a reason.  Sometimes all we need to do is use our mouth to ask a question then shut up and listen. Listening can be even more valuable than buying a vowel.  LOL

Jul 26, 2021 05:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, your post does remind of when Barbara Todaro listed a home on a street named Cemetery.    I am sure she shared her post with the seller, and members were commenting like no one would see it.    Sometimes I understand why a blogger disables comments.

Jul 26, 2021 07:46 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Rocky, I just want to solve the puzzle! (got it)

Jul 26, 2021 08:41 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Heyy there Carol Williams listening more valuable than buying a vowel? But wait, let me tell you . . . .

Jul 26, 2021 08:42 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Joan Cox it is sad when we have to disable comments due to a minority of members

Jul 26, 2021 08:43 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty having a lot of family in MIssissippi, I miss having

- -  -ola & a  -oon  - -e

Jul 26, 2021 08:45 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

__ _ola & a _oon _ _e?


RC Cola & a Moon Pie!!! (took a minute)

Jul 26, 2021 08:54 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Blah, blah, blah ... I can't hear you!  🤣

Jul 26, 2021 09:55 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty there ya go! My Mississippi heritage knew you would get it right.

Jul 26, 2021 10:45 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Carol Williams well at least you aren't taking a nap on me. LOL

Jul 26, 2021 10:46 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Love this post, and yes - many do need to get a clue. Meanwhile, the line that keeps running through my head when I hear people grousing is "Oh boy - another first world problem."

If you've never seen Wierd Al's video on the topic - go find it!

Jul 26, 2021 04:21 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hello there Marte Cliff yes, there are some people that need to watch a lot more Weird Al.

Jul 26, 2021 09:24 PM