Calm Down, Pat - You Won't Starve!

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

I came to my Open House today having forgotten to eat lunch.  At one o'clock, I wasn't hungry.  But now it is 3:25, and I am ravenous.

Now, this shouldn't be a huge problem.  The owners of this lovely place are well known foodies.  Surely, I can find some little nibble to tide me over for the next hour or so.

So, let's start with the fridge.  Perhaps a morsel of cheese?  Well, no.  But there is a huge jar of bacon fat, capers, five different kinds of home made mustard.  OK. Mustard isn't going to do the trick.  Not even over capers.

Now for the cupboards.  Um.  Five kinds of Viet Namese fish sauce, a dozen bottles of very exotic balsamic vinegar, lots of unopened marmalade and jelly, and all kinds of condiments, but nothing - not even a jar of peanut butter that I might dip a knife into - that might do the trick.  No crackers to nibble on.

But wait!  Are these cookies in this little bag?  Oh No!  Gourmet "Political Dog Biscuits"!  Too bad I'm not a dog!  But seriously, these are little doggy treats in the shapes of donkeys and elephants!  I love them!  Alas, not to eat.

So back to the kitchen for hmmm... dried oatmeal, eight different kinds of flour, dried red kidney beans, but no "real" food!

Not to worry.  I'll be home soon where at least I'll have leftover cold pizza and peanut butter and crackers for dessert!

Besides, some people might consider it bad form for their Realtor to raid their fridge!

Later:  I'm home.  Cold day old pizza never tasted so good!

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Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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How funny.  You've put pictures of their food on your blog.  Ooops!  They didn't have any real food!  Too funny.

Oct 18, 2009 08:10 PM #8
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Jane Peters
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They are such foodies they ate their own food. 

Oct 18, 2009 08:30 PM #9
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Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
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Pat - Are you sure you weren't at my place hosting an open house? You just described the contents of my own pantry and fridge. 

Oct 18, 2009 08:47 PM #10
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Barb Szabo, CRS
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Always keep a stash of snacks in the car Pat. Real estate 101!!

Oct 18, 2009 08:52 PM #11
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Kathleen Frawley
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So funny, I felt you pain...(I have no shame though, and probably would have eaten the political biscuits)  I'm glad now you are home safe and sound with cold pizza and peanut butter.

Oct 18, 2009 09:20 PM #12
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Patricia Kennedy
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For dessert I had a chunky peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich with whole wheat Doritos stuffed in.  And I wonder why I'm not losing weight!

Oct 18, 2009 11:32 PM #13
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Cindy Jones
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I'm afraid you need to to go to Cotsco and order an emergency bucket of food.  Then you can carry one of the grand selection of 275 freeze dried meals in your car and be prepared at all times.

Oct 19, 2009 06:51 AM #14
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Norma Toering
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I usually pop a banana in my open house tote because I'm always hungry by 3:00 too.

Oct 19, 2009 02:13 PM #15
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Esther (Essie) Cruz
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Pat, this was too funny. been there, done that! thanks for sharing......:)

Oct 19, 2009 06:01 PM #16
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Leesa Finley
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OMG - I am dying here laughing!  You know that we ALL do that - I can just honestly say that I have never taken pics!  ROFLMAO!

Oct 19, 2009 07:58 PM #17
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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I try to keep a survival package of M&M's in the car. Glad you made it how was the Open House?

Oct 19, 2009 07:59 PM #18
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Leesa Finley
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ROFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off  ;)

Oct 19, 2009 08:55 PM #19
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Patricia Kennedy
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O, Leesa!  thank u 4 the explanation!

Oct 19, 2009 09:01 PM #20
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Dan Quinn
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Oh Pat that's too funny! 

I am struggling right now because my doctor told me I can't have any caffeine for 5 weeks.  No coffee.  No Coke.  No chocolate!  How am I going to survive with no chocolate for four weeks!

Oct 19, 2009 09:23 PM #21
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Pat... I vote that if you are doing an Open House and it's in the Fridge it's fair game!  Always keep some peanut butter crackers in your open house kit for this kind of an emergency.

Oct 19, 2009 10:15 PM #22
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Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Buffalo Grove- 350 Half Day Road - Buffalo Grove, IL
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This sounds too familiar..  I forget to eat lunch and then I get ravenous when I sit an open house.  Did you try the freezer?

Oct 19, 2009 10:31 PM #23
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Andrea Swiedler
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Been there done that. Pretty sad, LOL. Glad you made it home and found the pizza!

Oct 20, 2009 10:42 AM #24
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This has to be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!  You actually took inventory and took photos! 

Oct 21, 2009 10:00 PM #25
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Laura Gray
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD

Pat - When I do conduct an OPEN HOUSE , I bring little "gooodies" and set them up on a table or counter odies" for the buyers and other agents , this way I always have a snack and a drink while I am there.

Looks as if you had a slow day , the Redskins probably had an afternoon game LOL !

Oct 27, 2009 08:07 AM #26
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Hey there you go!  An emergency bucket of food to be kept in the trunk at all times.  You don't want to resort to capers and mustard!  LOL

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