Crabby People Can Still Have a Good Day

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Crabby PeopleIn Real Estate things can go off track right out the front door in the morning and continue downhill throughout the day.

That For Sale By Owner that you were prospecting for went to that El Cheapo discount broker. Good luck to that homeowner, Hmmmph! Then you load up the Suburban for your buyers at the gas station and from just a few days ago the price went up 15 cents a gallon. Boy this sure is a lucrative business I'm in. Then you hop onto Active Rain to do some social networking and real estate blogging along the way and the system fights you non stop with "proxy errors", whatever that is. Is there a glimmer of hope for the day? Well at least there's a nice mid afternoon lunch at your favorite soup and salad buffet bar. Hey, where's the tomatoes? Something about salmonella and a recall. Arrrgh! Just one of those days that turn you into a big crab.

But you know,

             CRABBY PEOPLE CAN STILL HAVE A GOOD DAY.

Counting those little blessings of people that do touch your life with joy and love and caring each day. You know who you are. Some are right here.

And then there's the great tunes to listen to as you go between your crabby events. Great tunes and beautiful people that you wouldn't trade for the world. You don't need much more than that to make it through another one when things aren't always as perfect as you would like them to be.

                          SHE DON'T KNOW SHE'S BEAUTIFUL

 

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Laura Cerrano
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Gary, The perfect post for me today....out doing something I didn't want to do and I believe it showed.  And ended up making a new friend because of their kindness!  This was exactly my day today!!

June 10, 2008 09:58 PM #5
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Jacqueline Tolstyka
Coldwell Banker Northern Lakes - Cheboygan, MI
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Hi Gary, Crabby?? I bet you are never crabby. We are all allowed a few crabby moments once in awhile, but only moments. When things start going a little bizzare, you really just have to laugh, because when it starts to snowball it is really quite funny when you take the time to think about it.

June 10, 2008 10:03 PM #6
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Liz Moras
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I've always loved that song!  And music can make such a difference, the cd player in my car broke 2 weeks after i bought it and found out it wasn't on warranty anymore and it costs a fortune to replace..........so i'm musicless and realizing how much i miss it from inbetween all those crabby moments! :-)

June 10, 2008 11:47 PM #7
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Gary, LROL on your comment of "Hey, where's the tomatoes?" Love that song too! Great job on the post, once again!

June 11, 2008 02:38 AM #9
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Kathy Passarette
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Gary ~ I'd like to say "I love that song", too, but I don't have speakers on the computer at my day job, so I will have to pop back in tonight to listen in.  I have to agree though, with hearing a tune turning my day around.  I always listen to music in the car and there are times when a song comes on that you can't help but smile or sing along to. 

June 11, 2008 08:42 AM #10
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Tina Maraj
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I love that saying. I need to use it the next time I really am mad at someone.

June 11, 2008 09:23 AM #11
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
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Hi Gary! Gotta love Maxine! Sorry you are having a crabby day. I have a lot of those, but like you say, I look for the good and make the best of things. Smile, we all love you here!
June 11, 2008 11:19 AM #12
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Gary Woltal
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Carole: The friends pull you through on those hard days.

Jacqueline: Cumulative crabby moments I think make me believe in those biorhythm cycles : )

Liz: You need to get music back in your car. It is a great de-stresser.

Duane: Thanks. Hope the tomato situation gets solved soon.

Kathy: Hearing the music on your computer speakers or in the car can uplift you on your favorite tunes. I use it in a blog as background music for the article.

Tina: Crabby is really just a moment (or two or three). You get through them.

Susan: I have tons of Maxine cartoons in my archives. Thanks for your smiles and love all the time. Makes the road of life a joy! (and YOU beautiful)

June 11, 2008 11:39 AM #13
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Arina Hanciulescu
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Gary, This is great way to see life... never bather with the bad, negative thinks that can ruin your day. You are the champion and we have to pay attention.

You put a smile on a crabby one.

June 11, 2008 02:16 PM #14
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Arina: Sweet you, crabby??? Hey, we all have those days. Just remember all the good people in your life and play some of your favorite music and all will be well. Life is good!! ; )

June 11, 2008 02:28 PM #15
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Gary, your post Life Doesn't Care, But People Do moved me beyond anything I experienced reading your posts... just inspires me to write something I had in mind for a while... I hesitate because is to personal but great story to tell. Someone here on AR accused me of "crying for attention" in the posts I put out.

What should I do?  It is about my experience with autism - an extraordinary story about my sister and her boy.

 

June 11, 2008 03:05 PM #16
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Patricia Beck
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This post made me chuckle, "El Cheapo discount broker" LOL  No matter how bad our day is going we can always make the decision to stay crabby or change our attitude (which can be hard sometimes!)

June 11, 2008 03:41 PM #17
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Arina: What do I always say? Just be YOU. Be thoughtful and express what is in you. We all have stories to tell. Select the appropriate groups to put it in, and Public or Members Only. Those that like what you write will find it and enjoy it. The detractors for any of us will say whatever they will say anyway. You can't please all the people ever. I just ignore them! Just be you, Arina. Sometimes I think the more personal we are with people we show our human side which everyone can relate to. That's why I think those MeMe and ThemThem posts are so fascinating for everyone. Besides, everyone likes extraordinary experiences. It's called life. I wish you well with whatever you do as always.

Patricia: No long term crabbiness allowed. You have too many friends here to cheer you up : )

June 11, 2008 07:21 PM #18
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Yes, there are the folks who order a little whine with their dinner!  I have this former client who posed for your cartoon - mean as a snake and an occasional heart of gold! 

June 12, 2008 10:14 AM #19
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Gary, never been a tomato fan, so it hasn't effected me. Feel bad for the ones who got sick from them though. Hopefully they will get it under control soon.

June 12, 2008 10:46 AM #20
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So true!  It is possible.  Enjoyed reading this.

June 12, 2008 08:28 PM #21
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Patricia: I love that ordering a little whine with dinner. I know those types.

Duane: This tomato situation might take awhile to sort itself out.

Margaret: Yes, we crabs and crabby people, can slug our way right through days like this. : )

June 12, 2008 10:02 PM #22
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Carol Lee
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Sometimes it amazes me how stupid some of my days can be-stupid clients, stupid realtors, gas prices in LA up to $4.75  at some stations, flat tires on my way to open house, then my key wouldn't work.  All you can do is laugh, and that helps.

June 13, 2008 11:48 AM #23
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Trey Thurmond
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Carol,

Amazing how laughing works better that a pill for me.  I know Gary has some good jokes that he has posted that have made my day before.

June 13, 2008 11:56 AM #24
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Carol: I laugh at the stupid days too but what other choice do you have? You get through them, but they do amaze you sometimes what they consist of.

Trey: A little joke or two certainly can lift us.

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