The "Stinkin" Fish Freezer..a True Story

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Morningstar Properties BK668047

This will give you a little insight into the kind of person my husband is..

Joe went to pick up my youngest teenage son who had a job washing a boat for an elderly captain. The captain had been out of town for several months, and had left a freezer full of fish in his home. Apparently, the power had gone off while the captain was away, and the house was filled with a horrible stench of fish! You can imagine how horrible, as the average South Florida temp. in the late Summer is about 90.

Well, my husband and son felt bad for this particular gentleman and offered to cart the "stinkin fish freezer" away, in the back of his truck! And guess where it was coming? You guessed right! Right to the curbside of "yours-truly's "house. Now, we have just moved in to a gated (and quite proper) community..so we are the new kids on the block. The thing smelled so bad, that you couldn't go out your front door, without the smell wafting in and chasing you down! And it had several large belts around it to make sure it didn't open accidentally. It was quite a sight, and it was going to be 3 long,hot days till we had garbage pickup.

Guess what happened next? Garbage pick-up came and went and still the "stinkin fish freezer" sat..growing more disgusting by the day. I, of course, was the one getting the dirty looks from the joggers,walkers,dogs passing by..because I work out of my home office, and can see what is happening at my curbside. I called the garbage collector to remind them about the big thing they forgot, and guess what? They don't pick up freezers with rotten stuff inside..it has to be completely cleaned out! You know that saying," No good deed goes unpunished?" Well, I was feeling that might be a little true. (My husband is always doing good deeds, so I've gotten used to this concept!)

I was feeling thoroughly disgusted, and I had visions of myself up to the elbows in rotting fish and soapsuds. I had to get away for a little bit, so I took a drive about 30 minutes away..(my husband was at work-son in school.) And while I was gone, I started thinking..wouldn't it be great if someone just took it, without my permission, while I was gone? In short-STOLE IT! Of course, I knew the chances of that happening were pretty slim,because to get into our "gated" community you had to use a "swipe" card or be on a list and get the nod from security at the gate. And who in their right mind would want a "stinkin fish freezer"

You can guess the rest..I went home after about 1 hour away, and the thing was gone! It had vanished, and I to this day,I don't know who took it or where it went! I felt a little bad for them, truthfully!

This is a true story, and is typical of the things that occur at my home on a monthly basis.. You've gotta laugh, and a good laugh is something we all need right now!

 

Posted by

Linda George, Real Estate Broker/Owner & Realtor, GRI, CDPE

MORNINGSTAR PROPERTIES 

Fort Pierce, Florida on the Treasure Coast

772-205-5982 or 772-801-5554

 

 

Comments (5)

Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH

My guess would be some of the neighbors "stole" it.  They figured if you were not going to take care of it they would HAHA!!!! 

Nov 09, 2008 02:59 AM
Linda George, Real Estate Broker/Owner
Morningstar Properties - Fort Pierce, FL
St Lucie County FL Real Estate,Waterfront, Acreage

 Chad,thank you for your "take" on what happened..I don't think we mad a great first impression in my neighborhood! I think" they" are all watching to see what we do next..

 

Nov 09, 2008 03:10 AM
Linda George, Real Estate Broker/Owner
Morningstar Properties - Fort Pierce, FL
St Lucie County FL Real Estate,Waterfront, Acreage

oopps-Sorry, all..that was MADE not MAD..A freudian slip on my part!

Nov 09, 2008 03:12 AM
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Someone stole it?  LOL!!!

Nov 09, 2008 10:10 AM
Linda George, Real Estate Broker/Owner
Morningstar Properties - Fort Pierce, FL
St Lucie County FL Real Estate,Waterfront, Acreage

You know what they say,Brenda..One mans trash is another mans treasure!

Nov 09, 2008 10:55 AM