A slip of the tung...oops!

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Have you ever been talking to a client, and you seem to be building a good repore with them and then a (4 letter) word slips out and the conversation stops!

I was listening to another Realtor talking with a potential client I had introduced to him. And after about 20 minutes of selling his services...out it comes...the F...word.

I was a bit startled, but I knew that my friend was going to be disinterested in this Realtor the minute he heard that word.

I didn't think it was something to mention to the Realtor friend...that my friend was very religious and didn't think much of it. But after word, my friend was appauled that this "professional" had said that.

I am not much of a swearer. When I was young, after being repremanded for swearing, and asking my dad why can't I swear, everyone else seems to do it? He stated, "people swear because they lack the intelligence for a better term".

So, is it ok now adays to swear when you are in a professional or Business setting?

Comments (2)

On Swearing?

So it is alright then now that you are no longer actively working in finance, instead working at a convienience store that you can swear to and around customers and co-workers?  At co-workers in front of customers?

Is it also okay now that you are where you are that you can tell a customer that you "don't care" when they ask if they can write a check?  That when they say to you "Maybe this won't be my local store anymore" that your response is "that's alright, we have lots of other customers"? A $5 sale when you are paid $10 per hour is in what way different from commission work?


Slip of the tongue?  Or true nature?

May 03, 2010 10:36 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Chuck,

This is an old blog, but I will comment anyway.

There is a lot of swearing today.

There are also a lot of people who never swear, or use profanity or vulgarity  - ever!

I was reminded of that the other day. We were with our older daughter and her two children in the car. I heard from the back seat - "Mom, Grandpa used a bad word!"

I said, "Huh?"

My daughter said to her son, "When Grandpa called that driver STUPID  he was commenting on what the driver DID, not who the driver IS."

That was good enough for grandson...




Sep 11, 2010 06:35 PM