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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you're going away!

Attributed to Michael Arlen 


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Comments (13)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Not long ago, I attended a funeral.  While sitting there, I was listening to wonderful things said about the dearly departed.  I couldn't help but wish they had heard those things while still alive. . .I hope they did! 

I want my funeral before I die.  And, I hope it's a roast, instead!🙃

Jun 21, 2022 03:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have always thought a roast was more appropriate and would be more appreciated in my case Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 21, 2022 09:47 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Paul....

It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you're going away!

Attributed to Michael Arlen

Jun 21, 2022 04:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS 

Jun 21, 2022 09:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... this "feels" a tad cynical to me in its outlook. I like to think that it's amazing how nice people are when you're nice to them.

Jun 21, 2022 04:29 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have been attending way too many funerals of late Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 21, 2022 09:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

This quote is a tad cynical but is the point to remind us to say and do things that make people feel good about themselves while they are in front of us. Always nice to feel appreciated..its too late when we are gone!

Jun 21, 2022 04:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I try to tell people how much I appreciate them on a daily basis so they know when they pass how much they meant to me Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jun 21, 2022 09:53 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm not sure I understand this one. But thanks for sharing! :-) And enjoy your day!

Jun 21, 2022 04:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - at the risk of being too cynical (that's always a possibility) your choice of quotes reminds of the following one attributed to Oscar Wilde:  Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.  

Jun 21, 2022 04:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That Oscar Wilde quote is in my repertoire and I would never want someone to think that way of me Michael Jacobs 

Jun 21, 2022 09:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. While to many this may sound cynical, it is unfortunately very true. You are always better when leaving. Enjoy your day.

Jun 21, 2022 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I know what you mean Wayne Martin 

Jun 21, 2022 10:00 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sometimes we wait until it is too late to tell people how much they mean to us, we definitely should not do that.

Jun 21, 2022 05:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Exactly Brian England 

Jun 21, 2022 10:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, wish it wasn't referencing "going away", as we should be nice to people on a daily basis.

Jun 21, 2022 06:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is why we all deem you such a kind person Joan Cox 

Jun 21, 2022 10:03 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul interesting one quote for today, has me thinking about this one.  Make ita great day, I have route canal later today!


Jun 21, 2022 08:27 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Talk about mean things; root canals are no laughing matter. I hope you feel better soon Will Hamm 

Jun 21, 2022 10:06 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

So when they see me enter the room, they will become mean? LOL

Jun 21, 2022 08:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

No one would dare to such a nice guy Rocky Dickerson 

Jun 21, 2022 10:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- very interesting quote today. I suppose it's better than someone saying to you .."don't let the door hit you on the a___"

Jun 21, 2022 10:28 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have been to funerals where no one said anything. Which makes me wonder. I can see your point Kathy Streib 

Jun 21, 2022 10:13 PM