What A Way To Start The Day

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

I had an interesting start to my work day this morning. As I turned the corner to my office I could see three Police cars, and a Fire truck sitting at the block of my office. I wasn’t to surprised that they were at the far end of my block as there has always been a lot of activity at the old apartment building there.

 What did surprise me as I headed to my office door was I saw this.

 

I decided to walk to the other end of the block and visit with one of the many officers at the scene of what ever was happening.

 

Just as I got there an ambulance also arrived so I needed to wait a little bit in the subzero temperature to see if they might be interested in my “find”.

 

Two officers accompanied me down to my office and yes, they were interested.

 Keep in mind that at 7:00 AM on a December day in North Dakota it’s still black outside (until 9:00 AM).

 They looked, and looked, and called in an expert. Now three police men and I are looking at what looks like a mass murder scene.

 Good news! The expert declares it’s just a powdered drink mix. All four of us discuss the domestic abuse that has happened at that apartment in the past and they know well who the couple is I referred to. That couple moved on about six months ago but the officers appreciated my concern and it gave me the opportunity to wish them all a Merry Christmas.

This time of year can be very stressful and some people do not handle it well. If you suspect violence in a relationship it's best to tell someone... and that is hard to do. The young lady involved in the couple I mentioned above came to my office many times and I gave her shelter and advice. Her "man" was a huge guy and you are darn right that I was a bit scared to stand up to him but I did on more than one occasion. I know I was taking a big risk at times but she needed help NOW and even though he was much larger than me I don't think he wanted to fight with someone who might fight back.

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Comments (12)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Bob - we should all keep in mind the well being of our first responders who, many times, have to give up their holiday for us.

Dec 20, 2021 01:54 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

What an interesting morning you had on the way to the office!  Glad all is well and the first responders are there in Minot for you.  A

Dec 20, 2021 01:58 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is true Grant Schneider . I never forget that my father was a cop way back when I was born (or maybe before) . It was a short time thing for him, maybe a year or two, but he told me many times that domestic disputes were always the worst calls to handle.

Dec 20, 2021 02:30 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was an interesting start to my day Ron and Alexandra Seigel and one I may remember for a long time. Hopefully I never will see a mess like that with real blood involved.

Dec 20, 2021 02:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

HI Bob- my brother is a retired Houston cop and he hated domestic calls. You had an exciting morning!!

Dec 20, 2021 06:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Sometimes, even against the odds, you gotta do what you gotta do! Kudos to you for the strength to do so. Enjoy your day.

Dec 21, 2021 05:20 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That does indeed look like a frightful scene and since it was just drink mix, did someone just walk out of your office spilling their drink all over the place or what?

Dec 21, 2021 05:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Cold and exciting Kathy Streib . It was a relief to find out it was just a spill as I would have hated to know that anyone lost that much blood.

Dec 21, 2021 05:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Wayne Martin . There is a new gospel song out by Joseph Habedank called GOLIATH and it has a line "The Giant standing before me can not see the God behind me". I love that line and although I've never expressed it as well as this song does I have thought it and taken comfort in it many times.

Dec 21, 2021 05:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... now that is one interesting way to start a day! Here's what I've learned about bullies, Bob... that deep down most of them are cowards... and they hide their cowardice by being bullies.

Dec 21, 2021 06:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We can only assume so Brian England as no one "fessed up" to it yesterday. My other thought is that it may never have been in liquid form, it was just a leaky container (or dropped container, of the powdered mix and when it hit the snow it changed to the red we see. Perhaps a strawberry powder mix?

Dec 21, 2021 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think you are exactly right Nina Hollander, Broker . They also don't want a fight they may lose so they pick on someone half their size.

Dec 21, 2021 06:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm and it's not just physical bullies... there are the psychological and emotional bullies. Just let me at them... they won't ever win a fight with me.

Dec 21, 2021 06:07 AM