I have engaged in two professions,often maligned,rarely understood.Law enforcement and real estate.
When I was a cop,( 25+ years)I frequently questioned our humanity.Talk to any cop and they'll tell you,what we as a society do to each other is baffling.We often spoke amongst ourselves how a little common courtesy would ameliorate a lot of the problems we saw daily.
In Real Estate I find the biggest impediment to our business is courtesy.If we returned telephone calls or e-mails to each other in a timely manner,the processes of the business would actually be enjoyable.How many times have you telephoned another agent,customer,financial institution or government office ,left a message as directed, and never receive a return call?
This isn't intended as a complaint piece.This is more of an inquiry;when courteous behavior would improve our lives,why are we discourteous to one another? Time?Apathy? If it's self interest aren't we in effect shooting ourselves in the foot? Self interest would seemingly dictate that we make things as easy as possible for ourselves.
I don't know,what do you think?