Acrid Rain

By
Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

I've noticed a recent trend toward agitation. Maybe you've noticed it too?

Some comments are leaning toward caustic, bitter and acerbic.  We all know a few blogs that we avoid because it's always a "yell-fest" in there.  The host is always contentious, and angry.  Every now and then one of those finds their way to the featured blog roll, and you can't avoid getting drawn in, and kicking yourself afterward. (What was I thinking?  What WAS I thinking?)

I've even seen a few taking shots at Bob Stewart and Kerrie Greenhalg.  I know!  That's what I'm saying!  What were they thinking?

But I'm not talking about those, I'm talking about some of the regular girls and gals that you read with regularity.  Some of those have gotten a bit "testy" lately.  And it's not just limited to bloggers.  I've seen it on the highway, in the line at the grocery, talking to vendors on the phone... buyers and sellers.  Testy, testy, testy.

Maybe it's the season?  The Holidays certainly take a toll on us.  All that stress to find the right gifts, scheduling, preparing and attending parties, spending time with family, can take it's toll.

Maybe it's the economy?  I don't need to explain that one, do I?  Some folks holding down second and third jobs.  Others not managing to be able to make the ends of that rope meet.

Maybe it's just the winter settling in?  Much has been made over the last few years about S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) where people are missing the vitamins supplied by exposure to the sun.

Whatever it is, I hope it passes soon.  I'm itching to see my level-headed, friendly, accepting, patient buddies again.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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Christine Smith
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Alan...I do my best to try to avoid the crankiness.  I spent part of the afternoon with AR's own Nina Rogoff enjoying some Starbucks, some stories & lots of laughs.  Made my spirits bright anyway! :) 

December 15, 2011 08:57 PM
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Alan May
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Lee & Carol - grinchiness might explain some.

Lyn - Oh, I ain't no ref... I earned this stripes in the big house... they're different.

Randi - I bet they do less bashing in person.  It's easy to do from afar.

Charles - you mean you can't appreciate the cheer without the whining?

Lisa - it's difficult to complain in the same sentence as "all those closings".

Michelle - My cantankerous personality makes it difficult to avoid everyone.

Gwynn - they're not always toxic... sometimes just cranky.

René - Always merry and bright.

Christine - I, too, try... but not always successfully.  Say hello to Nina for me.

December 15, 2011 10:13 PM
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Malcolm Johnston
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Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

What kind of assanine blog post is this Alan? You know it's all Obama's fault.

December 16, 2011 12:18 PM
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Lisa Hicks
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Alan...maybe I should have clarified...the closings that are making me cranky have yet to close...extension after extension...:D

December 16, 2011 12:32 PM
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Alan May
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Malcolm - and there it is!  ;-)

Lisa - ahh, that's a bit different, isn't it?

December 16, 2011 03:56 PM
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