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Oh Please Don't Bite Me!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 APD

I am a Reservist that has been on active duty the past year and a half. I got of off active duty the beginning of February so I am just getting back into the groove of things. I need to sell some houses so Monday I thought I would do a little prospecting by door knocking. I live in Northeast El Paso so I decided that is where I should start.

Now this is brave of me since I am afraid of dogs. I mean I have one of my own, but I'm scared of other people's dogs (if that makes any sense). If I see a dog in the yard I have a habit of skipping that home unless the owner is outside with a smile on their face. One bit me a few years ago so I am very careful.

Well I got to house number 13 and everything seemed ok. I opened the gate and walked up to the door and knocked. No one answered so I was turning around and heard the scariest words of my life "get em boy". I didn't stop to look and just took off running and hoped the fence. Just my luck as I was doing my Carl Lewis impression my pants leg got snagged at the top and I fell face first on to the concrete. I wasn't hurt bad enough to forget that there was a vicious dog after me so I jumped up to see where he was.

I looked around and all I saw was a little boy and the Taco Bell dog (a Chihuahua).

Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate
Funny story, John!  He must not have had his Chalupas for the day!  Glad to hear you are still in one piece.  Thank you for your service to our country, and good luck with the real estate career.
Apr 04, 2007 04:18 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

John... first off, thanks for serving our Country. I was in the Army from '86 to '88.

2nd... thanks for the laugh. I am still laughing as I look at the picture of the dog. Good luck.

                                                                                                           jeff belonger

Apr 04, 2007 04:19 PM
Randal Keberlein
Weichert Realtors, Precision - Kenosha, WI
Thank you for your service and I wish you the best of luck! 
Apr 04, 2007 04:21 PM
Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland


Sorry to laugh at your pain. But OMG that was funny. Thanks for sharing and for your service. Air Force Vet here.


Apr 04, 2007 04:59 PM
John Rogers
Century 21 APD - El Paso, TX
Thank you and im glad to have served. I found myself laughing and I'm just glad no one else was around to see it. I told my wife and took her to see the dog (big mistake) she woke up laughing at me.
Apr 04, 2007 05:03 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

John.... yes, that was one that you might have kept under your hat per se....  What about the pants?  Too bad nobody recorded this. Maybe you should go back and reenact this and get it on bloopers.

                                                                                                          jeff belonger

Apr 04, 2007 05:14 PM
Keith Zimmer
RE/MAX Results - Saint Louis, MO
yo quero toco bell
Apr 04, 2007 05:48 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
Lucky #13 huh?
Apr 04, 2007 05:55 PM
1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. - Ewa Beach, HI
President and Owner
John-You got me scared man......you were on active duty at Ft. Bliss for Homeland Defense right?  But you are scared of a Chihuahua?????  Is our country safe?  Just kidding Soldier!  Aloha and happy Easter to you and your family.
Apr 05, 2007 06:11 AM
Dianne Barody
Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty - Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Florida Real Estate
John, that is just too funny!!! How brave. 
Apr 05, 2007 09:02 AM
John Rogers
Century 21 APD - El Paso, TX
Actually I did the homeland defence thing back in 2002, this time I was In Eygpt. What can I say every one is scared of something. One of my former NCO's did two combat tours in Iraq but had me rolling when he was running around the clinic. This was a man who was not afraid to get shoot at(or just didn't show it) but was scared of a small 5ft woman with a needle.
Apr 05, 2007 12:03 PM
Grant Howell
Alex Lowery Real Estate - Frisco, TX
Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
Thanks for serving our country. Just remember, the more you run, the more they chase you!!
Apr 05, 2007 12:48 PM
1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. - Ewa Beach, HI
President and Owner

John-You are right......everyone is scared of something.  I dont go on roller coasters.  Had a bad experience in the 1970's at a park in Tenessee.  It was a wooden coaster and shook like crazy.  Not long after that it was shut down because it was deemed unsafe.  I have never trusted them since.

Aloha!  Are you down at the USASMA taking care of those future SGM's and their housing needs?

Apr 05, 2007 02:45 PM
Tonia DeBeaux
eXp Realty - Olympia, WA

Oh my gosh, that was too funny.

 Thanks for serving.

Apr 05, 2007 05:54 PM
John Rogers
Century 21 APD - El Paso, TX
1SG I actually got a call today from one looking for a home.
Apr 13, 2007 01:18 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Great story. Welcome back to the Real Estate world.... serving is noble and you should be proud. I am! Good luck.....
Apr 23, 2007 05:42 AM
Rick Turner
Key Realty - Toledo, OH
Puts People In Their Places!!


Welcome back and dittos for your service to our country!  It's a tough market your coming back to now, but your blog sure made me smile!!


Apr 23, 2007 06:50 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate
The embarrassment will fade, but this will continue to be a hilarious story for you to tell for years to come.  Thanks for sharing :)
Apr 23, 2007 07:52 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

John, just came upon your post and chuckled when I read it.  I needed a funny story like that tonite.  Thanks for sharing this story....


Sep 27, 2007 10:57 AM
Mehmet Met Dilsiz
FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions - Midvale, UT
I'm sorry about the face first dive, but this is a hillerious story  :)
Sep 27, 2007 11:57 AM