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Glitches, Goofs, and Gotchas: Embracing the Quirks of Modern Life

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC BK659279 

Glitches, Goofs, and Gotchas

Embracing the Quirks of Modern Life


First off I was inspired by a comment made by Michael Jacobs yesterday on his blog about Facebook and social media when he was responding to a comment made by Kat Palmiotti ... Anyway, Michael made the comment...

Glitches, goofs and gotcha-like moments seem to exist everywhere these days.

Not only on AR, but elsewhere too.  

This comment struck a cord with me, and aside from the humor in the comment, I thought this would be a great topic for a blog post.  So here goes.

As we all are well aware, we have been dealing with many glitches, and mishaps here in ActiveRain, which are in the process of being handled..... and then Earlier yesterday morning my daughter let me know that her cell phone service was down  she is one of 50,000 + ATT customers without phone service today

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, entertainment, and daily routines, glitches, goofs, and gotcha-like moments have become common place.

These unexpected occurrences, ranging from minor annoyances to humorous mishaps, add a touch of unpredictability to our lives, reminding us of the inherent imperfections in our digital and physical worlds.

In the realm of technology, glitches are a common phenomenon.

Whether it's a software bug causing an app to crash unexpectedly or a website displaying nonsensical errors, technology's intricate nature leaves room for unforeseen hiccups.

Despite the frustration they may cause, glitches often spark creativity and problem-solving as users work to navigate around them or find unconventional solutions.

Similarly, entertainment producers, creators for movies, television shows, and video games are not immune to goofs and gotchas. Writers often use errors and add in editing mistakes to hilarious dialogue, these blunders can sometimes enhance the viewing experience by providing moments of comic relief.

The bottom line is our everyday life is filled with its own share of unexpected surprises.  In the end, we need to take it in stride and realize that this is now part of life.  

Rather than viewing glitches, goofs, and gotchas as mere annoyances, embracing them can lead to a greater appreciation for the unpredictability of life.

They remind us to approach each day with a sense of curiosity and adaptability, finding humor and joy in the unexpected twists and turns that come our way.

In a world that often seeks perfection and control, it's important to recognize the value of imperfection and spontaneity.

Glitches, goofs, and gotchas help make  life all the more interesting and memorable.

So the next time you encounter a glitch in your technology or stumble upon a goof in your favorite movie, take a moment to smile and appreciate the quirky charm of modern life.

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Joyce Marsh, Broker/Owner

Joyce Marsh Real Estate Company

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Comments (20)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There are things that go wrong that are outside of your control. On the other hand some could have been avoided !

Feb 23, 2024 06:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, glitches can happen and we have to deal with them - that being said I'm not always great with dealing with glitches!

Feb 23, 2024 06:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Well said, Joyce. Wouldn't life be boring and plain vanilla if we did not have the glitches and oops moments in our lives? It's often how we handle them that tells us and others who we are. 

Feb 23, 2024 08:19 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Joyce, we have a choice with all the glitches, gotchas and goofs, they can be the centerpiece of our lives and steal our joy, or we can roll with it, adapt as best we can and keep on going.  I fix what I can fix, and chances are for most tech and mechanical glitches I encounter, I'm not the first to encounter that GGG, and somewhere on the Internet will be a step by step of how to fix it, I just to have to find that solution.

Feb 23, 2024 08:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Joyce - thank you for the mention.  I appreciate it.  Life continues to be an interesting journey filled with detours along with the plenty of GeeWiz Moments.   Thankfully some of those experiences become particularly memorable.   

Feb 23, 2024 08:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great advice Joyce Marsh  when I wrote a blog post the other day kept saving it... and when I was ready to publish it...poof not even in draft form.... just poof gone... I decided to finish one of my books instead that I was close to the end... so my readers got a break NO POST:)Endre

Feb 23, 2024 10:10 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Absolutely believe that I’ve been there and that it will happen again and again sometimes but you’ll get through it.

Feb 23, 2024 11:41 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Michael Jacobs is a wise man and often inspires others with his daily ponderings!

Feb 24, 2024 04:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Marsha,

We do have to take time when a glitch, goof or gotcha  occurs to take a minute, laugh and appreciate life is not perfect! It's better to find humor in the oops moment because there is most likely a funny story to be told and remembered. Don't let that moment hijack your mood or define you for the day! 

Feb 24, 2024 05:10 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 24, 2024 05:27 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's all in the timing.  For the of us that remember a rotary dial phone and the art of writing a letter or even talking face to face with a friend, the phone not working just creates a shoulder shrug. 

Feb 24, 2024 06:41 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Joyce Marsh, glitches happen, absolutely nothing we can do, yes, it's not fun but being upset doesn't make a difference so I just roll with it. Congratulations on the feature!

Feb 24, 2024 09:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joyce Marsh - I am happy to see a FEATURE on your blog post. Yes, there is a lot to be said about "glitches, goofs, and gotcha's." The first thoughts that pops into my head are:

1) "We are all, only human."

2) "Nobody's perfect."

3) "Judge not; lest ye be judged."


Feb 24, 2024 05:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Feb 24, 2024 06:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joyce:

Glitches, goofs and gotchas are part of using technology, and of life in general. We certainly have a choice about our attitude and how to respond to them. Annoying? Yes, but I choose to not make them the focus of my life.


Feb 24, 2024 07:27 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Joyce,
Perfection and control? I'm not familiar with those two terms. 🤣

Feb 25, 2024 05:44 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Very well said!!! Love what you said " finding humor and joy in the unexpected twists and turns that come our way." Life is too stressful not to find joy in little things.

Feb 25, 2024 06:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joyce, congrats on this feature, great post.   The goofs and gotchas always happen at the least opportune time, usually when you have little time to complete a task.   I remember when I was trying to write an offer, and our econtracts software was down!  UGH!

Feb 25, 2024 11:19 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 true!  Quirky occurrences or things you see make life interesting!  And if it involves an annoyance, just remember how many blessings you have in your life.

Feb 26, 2024 09:11 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Your reference to AT&T and the recent cell phone outage that plagued thousands reminds me...

Have you heard that AT&T wants to get out of the landline business? That would sure be problem for their customers who live in areas where cell service is not available.

Mar 02, 2024 05:08 PM