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No Matter Who You Are, We All Need To Brush Our Teeth

Reblogger Michael Elliott
Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty 8431215

Candice A. Donofrio  says brush your teeth!   I agree.

Original content by Candice A. Donofrio AZ BR 528507000

Funny how young experiences gently but indelibly imprint our subconscious and shape our way of being . . .

I've had a few.

As a young teen, I'd stay at my cousin's in Conejo Valley, CA for weeks in Summer. 

Her older sister had a restaurant in La Crescenta. (Italian, of course.) 

So I learned how to wait tables.
(I also learned that I'm not good at waiting tables! LOL)

One day, a man came into the restaurant and by appearances, anyone would think 'that's a homeless guy'. Unkempt and shabbily dressed.

I went to the back kitchen and said, what shall I do with him?

My cousin laughed! "Give him anything he wants! That's Kirk Kerkorian, he owns half of Vegas!" She was not exaggerating - her husband was his nephew. 


Fast forward to my late teens.

I'm in Hollywood in radio school, taught by industry greats of the day. One was Art Hannes, who at that time was the 'Voice Of God' (the main announcer) for CBS. A gig we all would have killed for, but not one you could apply for! He was the original, and had been for decades! His career started in the late 40s.

Since I commuted from the Inland Empire area of SoCal, which entailed me being gone all day. I had a bag with change of clothes, toiletries etc in my car. One item was a red toothbrush which I had taken out of my purse and put in my front pants pocket so I could discreetly ensure none of the vending machine snacks lived in my pearlies. This particular day, I did not return the toothbrush to my purse.

I had come out of the ladies room, and there was Art. He noticed my toothbrush sticking out of my pocket. Oh boy!

He said to me, "I like your red toothbrush!" and before I could stuff it back in my pocket or make any apology about this appearance of impropriety . . .

he opened his jacket to reveal a RED TOOTHBRUSH in his inside pocket!

He said: "Just remember, no matter who you are, we all need to brush our teeth." 


In our world, in this Tik-Tok, 'IG Model' 'Influencer/Bad Influence' age, it's easy to get lost in APPEARANCES. Agents drive fancy cars, buy fancy houses and wear fancy clothes to show they are successful. But are they?

Without financials . . . who knows?

We assist consumers in managing hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars on what might be the biggest investment they may ever make! 

Do they really know if we know what the hell we're doing, and what that could conceivably cost them?

Consumers, look past appearances to the EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WISDOM that the ideal broker possesses.

You can't drive it, wear it, live in it or buy it on credit! 


This image says it all, in my opinion . . . 


🎶People forget
Forget they're hiding
Behind an eminence front
An eminence front, it's a put on🎶
Featured Photo by Raghavendra V. Konkathi on Unsplash


Deal Estate.

Bullhead City 86442, Fort Mohave 86426, Mohave Valley 86440

On The Beautiful Colorado River ~~~



928-201-4242 cell/txt

Candice A. Donofrio, Owner/Designated Broker

Certified Commercial Sales Specialist



Don't even think about it.

**NOT A DAMN THING WRITTEN HERE IS AI-GENERATED -- THESE ARE ALL MY ORIGINAL WORDS. I seriously doubt AI could accurately replicate my wacky thoughts  anyhoo!**

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Michael Elliott



Burlington, New Jersey Real Estate 

Broker / Salesperson

Fathom Realty


cell (609) 864-8164   office (888) 455-6040


Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good post to re-blog Michael Elliott . I enjoyed reading this one and agree with her!

May 16, 2024 05:36 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

HAHA! I agree! Personal hygiene is a thing! 

May 16, 2024 05:39 AM
Michael Elliott

When someone doesn't brush, I say PTUI !!!

May 16, 2024 05:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio


May 16, 2024 05:44 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Well worthy of a re-blog.  The last part with the appearance of success says a lot as well. and this partner brushes a couple of times a day.

May 16, 2024 05:57 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great re-blog. I did not see the original, but I am glad I saw it. That is an e eventful life.

May 16, 2024 06:23 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Brush your teeth once or twice a day and don’t forget to floss ( between the ones you want to keep ) ….

May 16, 2024 06:33 AM
Michael Elliott

Just once?  Candice A. Donofrio is this acceptable?

May 16, 2024 06:41 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I read Candice A. Donofrio post shortly after she published it and I smiled then and now smiled again.

May 16, 2024 07:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this reblog selection.

Have a great day!

May 16, 2024 08:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Loved this post by BB! 🥳 Flossing is important as well or the kale, spinach or cilantro can get in between you and everyone else, Michael.

May 16, 2024 09:46 AM
Michael Elliott

I love spinach.

May 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

I like turtles.

May 17, 2024 07:30 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great choice, I missed this so will now go over and comment.

May 16, 2024 11:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Interesting reblog, ironically I have never interacted with this author in over who knows how many years and I do brush my teeth:)Endre

May 16, 2024 09:59 PM
Michael Elliott

She is a gem, very nice, smart and funny.

May 17, 2024 05:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Candice A. Donofrio is a very smart gal, I always treasure her advice and friendship!

May 17, 2024 05:43 AM
Michael Elliott

Smart, nice, and very funny.   

May 17, 2024 05:44 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Appearances can be deceiving. 

Yet, we don't need to look bad and expect respect at the same time. Better to look presentable, not flashy.

May 18, 2024 07:32 AM