The Running Realtor: Oh Danny Boy You Think Too Much

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Oh Danny Boy You Think Too Much

I'm sitting here this afternoon finally addressing all my "Holiday Cards" as the snow accumulates outside my window and as usual my mind begins to wander.  The first thing I realized as I glace from my Excel list to the envelope is the fact that I never heard the CD included with the card. 

I pop it into the computer and as I listen to the songs I begin to and think of all the politically correct baloney I have read this season. Remember not to say Ho! Ho! Ho! because it may offend some women.  Santa needs a slimmer look because after all these years the jolly ol' elf is a contributing factor to the fatness of children. 

Merry Christmas! What a crock...!  The card says "Happy Holiday"  but the CD contains the "12 Days of Christmas" and even has "Silent Night"  Holy Moley.... the words CHRIST and JESUS and LORD!  I'm a politically incorrect Irish Catholic!  What kind of message am I sending if my prospect is Jewish?

*Oh Danny Boy*   *You Think Too Much*

Is there a site where I can find more information beyond the Family Crest?  Some names are easy to identify, should be safe sending cards to the Itailians and Irish.  What about Germans, they could be Jewish?  Should I be concerned about sending a Christmas CD in my Holiday Card?   Beyond that I wonder who is the dumbass that selects heavily religious music for a card designed and sold to a Realtor who deals with people from all walks of life. 

I'm always my intension is never to offend anyone so if you need assistance Buying or Selling a home in my territory just remember to google Dan Cummings, The Running Realtor or email  Dan@CummingsTeam.com     

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Comment balloon 25 commentsNo Longer Active • December 13 2007 04:56PM

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looks like we have the same ideas. I posted one similar a few minutes ago. Read mine also.
Posted by Claude Turpin Jr (The AgentOwned Realty Co) over 10 years ago

Dear Dan,

I can completely empathize.  It is sad to me how out of hand things have gotten while celebrating the Christmas spirit.  I finally broke down and bought merry christmas cards b/c I thought they were the prettiest.  Hope I don't offend anyone.  But even Jewish people I know say, we'll be coming to the mountains for Christmas.

Posted by Bret & Meredith Amon, Real Estate Breckenridge,Keystone,Silverthorne CO (LIV| Sotheby's I R) over 10 years ago

Since about 1/2 my clients are Jewish,  I decided against these cd's.  Can's someone come up with some great Holiday music that's nonreligious. 

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 10 years ago

Anthony.... With over sixty thousand people on this site similar topics come up quite often.

Bret & Meredith... I was talking to a Jewish guy to said Merry Christmas while shaking hands as I muttered Happy Holidays.  Crazy how something so simple has transformed into an awkward phrase.

Judy... I'll keep my eyes open and let you know if I see anything. I wouldn't mind something a bit more fun like Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer and Adam Sandler with The Chanukah Song

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan, I love the ones you suggested.... How about Chinese Food on Christmas ..  My kids love this one!  Maybe we could do one together for next year. 

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 10 years ago
Dan, I hear you and that's why I don't send out any cards. I am sick and tired of being politically correct. I can't take it any more. I breathe and I am afraid that I might have offended some one in some way. If we were all to respect each other's beliefs and ideology, none of this cr#% would exist. Sorry I get a little carried away when this topic is discussed.
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Judy... Chinese Food works!  Don't recall hearing that one before.  Got me wondering if there is a method of buying limited rights to self-produce a few hundred custom CD's inexpensively.  

Mana... As you know I don't hold my tongue very often. If someone gets annoyed because I'm not up-to-date on the latest taboo topic I don't lose any sleep over it...  A prospect may decide never to call me but I can't walk on eggshells because someone is always pissed about something...

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan,

I do think you think to much....we will never please everyone. :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Suzanne... As I sit here stuffing envelopes I'm thinking of my before bed snack... You know that's gonna mean a ton of extra calories tonight.... I am staving from all this handwriting!   LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan, so your mind was wondering ......... you know that the mind is the second thing to go :)

And since when did you start being concerned about being politically correct? 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago
Dan,  See you answered your own question when you stated, 'who is the dumbass.'  I didn't realize 'Ho-ho-ho' was out until I read this and I'm still laughing from that.  Holiday music works for everyone.  Of course you're right in regard to the more religious songs.  Well you could always include Adam Sandler's 'Hanukah Song,' but still may tick off a lot of people.  :)
Posted by Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker (Marc It Sold!) over 10 years ago

George... Maybe wandering mind wasn't accurate,  I have so much capacity I'm always multi-tasking... as for the first thing to go if I'm reading your mind correctly I never understood that either,  thought the body stiffened up with old age... LOL 

Marc... Santa got hit extra hard this year.... All his Ho-Ho's ticked off the old ho's and made kids fat!  I'm sure your right that Adam Sandler wouldn't make some people happy.. He tosses out fun words more often then me.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan I knew you mind would wonder in that direction, but if the mind is the second thing to go, then you can't remember the first :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

My Dano.. I'm only late because it's been a BITCH of a day (hi BOB - again!) and I'm finally calm enough to address my peeps. So here ya go buddy... Italian and Scottish but Jewish. And keep in mind, we don't believe in God either. And we don't cook a Christmas goose, but might throw Grandma on the pyre to celebrate her lovely spirit.

Send me a card buddy! It wouldn't be Christmas without one!

[The word is  ** Peanut**  Oh how I misss my Lisa] 

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 10 years ago

George.... Glad I vowed long ago never to get old.

Jennifer...  I don't see Bob,  maybe the Bitch sensor will draw him in!  Guess I live a sheltered life, never recall eating a Christmas Goose...  As for the Card you get me an idea!   I'll replace the CD with Photos, & Videos and a few selected Recipes just for you.... Maybe I can track down Lisa to record a holiday greeting too...   :-)

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan--I wouldn't worry too much about it...Neil Diamond has sang many a beloved Christmas carol. (My mom had his Christmas album. I think he might have participated in a TV special or two as well. He is Jewish. We shouldn't forget who we are...If a potential client choses not to work with you because you sent him/her a holiday greeting, did you really lose anything? It was probably not someone who you would want to work with. Good people of all faiths understand it is the thought that counts...Your heart is in the right place.

(How did Sandra get you to do the Christmas Cards?!!)

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 10 years ago

Andrew... Rap? You? Ok, but let's start out easy......

Dan... I'd love that! And if you find her, get her naked when you record that greeting!!  ;-) 

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Andrew...  Do you think these will work..?  Jewish Christmas Rap or a Christmas Dance

Teri... I'm not really worried.  As you know I like to toss thoughts out for discussion and freely accept everyone's viewpoint.  I have all my cards and CD's ready to mail today and if someone gets upset... Oh Well...   ( What' makes you ask about Sandra?  I always handle my own business. )

Jennifer... Since I'm married & Lisa's married getting her naked would break all rules of religion & society... Right?... But.... Now that I think about it maybe the rule is Look but Don't Touch!...  LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan,  That's too freakin' funny!  I never heard that one before.  Glad I came back to read more of the thread.
Posted by Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker (Marc It Sold!) over 10 years ago

Dan, this turned out to be a wealth of information.... but I still think that we should get together and do a nondenominational cd next year. 

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 10 years ago

Marc.... Glad you enjoyed it, hope everyone does because it's meant to be humorous.

Judy... The seed in planted and the idea will grow... I remember everything so together we'll make this happen!

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Dan,

Last year at this time I wrote a post titled HO HO HO. In my internet innocence, It had not occurred to me that those simple Santa words might be offensive. I like to say Merry Christmas! Okay, I am Italian, Irish, English, German, Scottish, maybe even a little Indian! Who cares? I do not get upset if someone says Happy Kwanza, or Hanukah, or Felice Navidad! Its all in the same spirit of the Season! If we are truly sharing in the Spirit of the Season, then why should we mind how it's worded?

Peace to you and your family this Holiday Season! Whomever you are!

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) over 10 years ago

Karen... Ho! Ho! Ho!  Away regardless of what the media tries to say.  We know from the facts of the real estate market how the news gets swayed as they attempt to alter popular opinion.   That's kind of why I toss this out there to highlight how foolish all this politically correct nonsense can be... Merry Christmas!  and a Happy whatever else you celebrate during this holiday season!

Judy... Something else to think about is the actual card dimensions.  My finished weight came in at 2.2 ounces on my scale so I figured they wouldn't go at 58 cents and expected to pay .75 for postage.  Well.. The postal clerk also hit me with an oversize charge because the envelope measured 6-1/4 x 8".  Had to apply three different stamps totaling $1.14 for each card!

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan,  Thanks for the concern... but business isn't that bad for me.  Actually, I just sold my 1369,000 listing in 15 days!
Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 10 years ago
Judy...Congratulations..... that was fast in this market and would be up near record breaking territory for me, highest was 1.45m!
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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