Racing down the road at 88 in a 55 Mile an Hour Zone! Oh my!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Racing down the road at 88 in a 55 Mile an Hour Zone! Oh my!

Racing down the road at 88 in a 55 Mile an Hour Zone! Oh my!

While showing homes to a client couple, we left one community to head to another. There was a long stretch of road before us that eventually turned uphill and suddenly the car was racing at 88 miles per hour in a 55 speed zone! As I shot into panic mode, I’m thinking how can I slow this car down safely without  alarming my clients and bringing too much attention to myself?!!! Ohhhhh, noooo! Here we go!

They were deep in conversation about the last 3 homes, comparing one to the other and not paying attention to the high rate of speed the car was approaching...I was f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g  o-u-t! Sure that my armpits were soaked with sweat as we continued down the road...screaming on the inside...THINK Wanda THINK! I started messing with the buttons on the dash...and realized that I had accidentally pushed the miles per hour button when I first got into the car, changing it to kilometers per hour!

I was only going 55 miles per hour, not 88, until I slowed to 34 miles an hour which is actually 55 kilometers an hour.  And just then my client asked, why are we going so slow, is there a problem?!!! “No, no problem.” As my heart was fiercely pounding against my chest...”I just need to pull over for a moment to check our paperwork on the next property...” I told them afterwards what happened and they got a good laugh out of it and told them they could call me WanDUH!

Moral of the story...Never, ever let ‘em see you sweat!

*This post is an entry to Outrageous Real Estate Stories contest.

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Liz and Bill Spear
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:)

Oct 31, 2012 11:58 AM #1
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Wanda -- I was wondering how you could have gotten to 88 in a 55 zone -- and your explanation is fantastic.  For most of us, the analog speedometer gives us both readings.  You just ran into one of those problems with the digital readouts.  Glad things weren't as bad as you thought.

Oct 31, 2012 12:01 PM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hey Wanda,  That is so funny.  I guess I did that one time also but that was on a rental car that someone had it set for kilometers.  Havbe a great day!

Oct 31, 2012 01:28 PM #3
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OMG Wanda - now that's a good story!  Must of scared the bajeebers out of you - but clearly not the clients!  You are one cool cookie!

Oct 31, 2012 02:21 PM #4
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
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Liz and Bill, 8>O then :) whew!

Steven, It was the first time meeting these clients and I had to make a good first impression. I managed to Keep it COOL!

Will, At this point in my life, I am not sure I can relate to the metric system...no driving in Europe for me I guess!

Anna, Talk about PANIC ATTACK! But to them, just another FUN day of looking at potential homes on the list...! Haha!

Oct 31, 2012 02:54 PM #5
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Wanda, you are sooo funny!  Best entry that I have read in quite awhile.  Good luck.

Oct 31, 2012 04:23 PM #6
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Thanks Mary! Viewing homes can be very exciting at times!

Oct 31, 2012 05:22 PM #7
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Sharon Lee
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Wanda-That is hilarious. Your Halloween profile looks like you were in the 88 miles an hour car for real. You look a little surprised.

Oct 31, 2012 05:26 PM #8
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Sharon, If only they could have seen my face right then...it probably looked pretty close!

Oct 31, 2012 05:44 PM #9
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Wanda

See that Wanda you didn't have slow good just change the setting, We all have moments like that.

Have a great Halloween with the family.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 31, 2012 06:04 PM #10
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So Wanda, what's the problem with going 88 mph? The speedometer goes up to 140 on my car. It's cruising speed in some parts of the country

Oct 31, 2012 06:17 PM #11
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William Feela
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More technology to mess with our lives!  I can see where it may alarm you!

Oct 31, 2012 06:51 PM #12
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Glad to know I'm not alone Lou! Enjoy your evening.

Haha! I lack the need for speed Ed! Can I get a bawk! Bawk!

Bill, So true! I had no idea it was even there!

Oct 31, 2012 07:08 PM #13
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Gabe Sanders
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I can see that happening to me Wanda!  It definitely will make your heart race and go into full panic for a few minutes.  

Nov 01, 2012 04:37 AM #14
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LOL, that is what you get for having one of those fancy cars with digital displays!  ;-)

My old-time speedometer doesn't have that problem......

Nov 01, 2012 11:48 AM #15
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Gabe, Oh yes!

Than, Haha! I know right?!

Nov 01, 2012 03:40 PM #16
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I can see where you would be shaken a bit for a second when looking at the numbers.

Nov 02, 2012 07:02 AM #17
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Vern, I SURE WAS until realizing that I was taking a leisurely drive once I slowed waaaaaaaaaay down!

Nov 02, 2012 07:52 AM #18
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That sounds like something I would've done.  I would've needed a breather too.  

Nov 02, 2012 12:58 PM #19
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Chris Ann, So glad I can laugh about it! My clients tell the story to others now...

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