I must admit that I am a FaceBook junkie. I find it interesting to see what friends and neighbors have on their mind. And to keep up with high school folks that I remember with their children’s weddings and births. You know how life is going.
I also take those silly tests. I’m sure you are familiar with those. “What was your occupation in the wild west?” “What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day?” I am amused at some of the results. I would have been a judge in the wild west by the way.
I took one of those tests the other day and started a firestorm amongst my family. Maybe not really a firestorm but more like a rumor mill.
The test I took was “What beautiful message is hiding in your fortune cookie?” I figured everyone likes to open a fortune cookie even if you don’t care to eat one. I always open mine after a nice lunch at China Lilly. And it said beautiful. Who doesn’t like to get a beautiful fortune? Seems harmless to me.
I click the link and the “busy circle” starts spinning. What pops out was beautiful I thought.
You see my daughter is in a committed relationship and a wedding date is planned for January 12, 2019. The fortune seemed to apply to my daughter. I know my wife would not want this fortune for herself. I tag my daughter and that is what started the rumor mill.
The fortune said, “A baby will be added to your family.” Beautiful, right?
Minutes later my daughter replies with a “Speak No Evil” emoticon. Her fiance then follows up with a “Hear No Evil” emoticon. A few friends comment with WOW emoticons.
The fiancee’s sister comments with “No fur babies, we want a real one this time.”
What I thought was a fun post on FaceBook had taken on a life of its own. One of my wife’s co-workers approached her saying “So you’re going to be a grandmother!” Fortunately, I had told my wife about the post the day before so she wasn’t caught off guard. “No,” Kathie says “It was just one of my husband’s goofy posts.”
I find in my business that you must deal with only the facts. Home inspections are an important part of buying and selling a home. These licensed professionals are a disinterested third party that will give both buyer and seller the facts on the condition of the house. When selling your home using a Documented Approach keeps you out of the rumor mill and on the right path to a successful sale.
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