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The Appraiser Snapped A Front Shot Picture Of The Apartment House, Then The Upstair's Window Flies Open Violently.


A man without a shirt, a large belly leans out, starts hollering at the top of his lungs for the appraiser to wait right there, don't drive away or else.

He comes down in a big huff and flurry, demands thedog noses picture taken be forked over. It was a poloroid black and white. The kind used back in the 1980's when you hold them under your arm, near a car defroster to warm up enough in the winter, develop themselves properly. My dad, the appraiser explained that it was the owner of the apartment house who he was working for. That he was not a private eye or working for his wife's future divorce lawyer or planning to put the image with the multi unit and his Yugo in the local paper.


It seems the fellow madder than a wet hen was having a little extra curricular fun and games with the tenant on the second floor and had forgotten he was married.

His car out front in the home image made him think private eye, blackmailer or something that would spill the beans to his wife about his "hobby". He was not wanting to explain why his car was parked there. Worried about it showing up in the local paper, because the photo taker had a real estate wrapper, label on his ride. That's how a mind can work, jump to conclusions..especially if what you are doing is not something you are real proud of.

Reminded me of a joke, some Maine humor received from Houlton ME Rotary club's Micheal Clark this morning. About where to put your nose and appearances, misunderstandings.

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed
monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking
her nose into other people's business..
Several members did
not approve of her extra
curricular activities, but feared her
enough to maintain their

She made a mistake, however, when she
accused Frank, a new member, of
being an alcoholic after she
saw his old pickup
parked in front of the town's
only bar one afternoon..

She emphatically told Frank
(and several others)
that every one seeing it there

Frank , a man of few words,
stared at her for a moment and
just turned and walked away.
He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing..

Later that evening,
Frank quietly parked his pickup
in front of Mildred's house

walked home
and left it there all night !!!

(You gotta love Frank!)

I will get local calls once in awhile with the caller saying "I've got nose problems..I would like to know who bought the old Millar place, or where did the Miller's go, etc." In the case of a sale, any real estate broker loves to share the public information of the new owner of the place, the new neighbor to the caller in some cases. And to remind them to give you a call when they are ready to move around the planet, make a change or downsize / upsize their home.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 5 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • January 25 2010 08:21AM


Yikes! You never know what kind of situation you might inadvertently walk into! A clean conscience is the best gift we can give ourselves. Thanks, Andrew.

Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) over 10 years ago

Andrew, very amusing. I remember the story about Mildred...very nosy indeed.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 10 years ago

Andrew, I think Frank moved to Maine From New Hampshire, the men of few words have a lot going on that they don't always need to share verbally.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Andrew.  It is an oldie, but a goodie.  We need this kind of humor in our day. :-)

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) over 10 years ago

The idle time is the problem...remember Abner's wife on Bewitched at the window, watching the Darren and Samatha, Eldora, Tabitha? Or not being that wow-ed with our own life so we look for excitement, drama in others to gossip and be in the know about.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

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