Then my Dad said "Whats your last name?"

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Real Estate Agent with Moore & Co. Realtors

I am proud to be a Realtor and carry that name.  It is an honor for me and I want to represent it well.

 

You see I have an older brother!  That is probably enough said but he is an older brother who wasn't too thrilled to have a younger brother.  In fact he always told me I was adopted.  So when I would get in trouble or my parents would be especially hard on me he would always remind me it was because I was adopted. 

One day when I was about 12 and I was about to go away on a church trip my Dad came into my room and shut the door behind him (which is never a good thing)  He then proceeded to ask me this question "Son what is your Last Name?"  I immediately thought "Oh crap, I am adopted, and he is about to tell me right now!" and I answered "Piker" and then he said "and what is my Last name?" and I said "Piker" and then he said this:  "That's right we carry the same last name and every where you go you carry that name, just like I carry and my father carried and his father before him, so if you leave this house and act like a fool or do something you shouldn't do then you are not only representing yourself but every one who carries that name and has ever carried it" Needless to say I have never forgot that conversation. And now when my nine year old gets ready to leave the house, or to walk on the ball field I look at him and say "what's your last name?"  enough said he knows what I am talking about.

I carry the name Realtor, and I know who that represents, and if you carry that name realize today that you are not just representing yourself, but everyone who carries that name as well!

 

 

Comments (1)

Jennifer Kipila
Van Dyk Group - Barnegat, NJ
The Muldowney Team - Ocean County Homes

Great point.  I think sometimes it is forgotton.

Apr 26, 2009 07:46 AM