Sunday, July 17, 2011

Out Of Office - Monday



So after leaving lists of action required for the staff and being given one by my wife, the cases are packed and weighed.

The frantic scanning of world news to find a passenger plane that’s gone down in the hope that statistically my flight will then stay airborne is over. An apocryphal tale about you being more likely to be kicked to death by a donkey than perish in an air crash, is running round my head. I’ll just avoid third world carriers of all types to be on the safe side.

I’m still troubled by what will go wrong at the office while I’m away, but with one in three sales doomed to fall-through I’m probably just as powerless to prevent matters as I would be if the pilot mixes up feet with metres – we’ve all done it you Trading Standards Nazis…

The thorny problem of introductions to fellow holidaymakers remains though. My wife says it’s nice to meet new people but I do that every working day and on balance it isn’t that pleasant. The majority you wouldn’t want to mix with in a lounge or a life raft, and I can already picture the steely looks when I confess my profession. Then after a few beers the property horror story anecdotes will doubtless start.

God, air traffic control and Airbus willing I’ll be back in a week or so. In the meantime leave a comment, follow on Twitter or maybe even download the Blog compilation book on Amazon http://amzn.to/if07xS There’s a free, rather appropriate, No Sale No Fee trial chapter or two for the cheapskates. And please remember Estate Agency is a dirty job – but someone’s got to do it.

S.A.

4 comments:

Hotairmail said...

Have a happy hol' matey!

Don't fall for any of those pressure sales tactics for dodgy holiday apartments.

The Sussex Idler said...

Yup. Happy hols ...... and turn that mobile OFF!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure 'somebody' needs to do it? In the future it might be quite possible to sell property soley through the internet. Perhaps with a surveyor providing a price guide, to avoid all you deluded estate agents overpricing to get business. I think you need to start 'earning' your money lol

Russell said...

Have fun, perhaps you'll spot an exotic looklike of negotiator S on the beach.

(Fingers crossed that something cripplingly embarrassing happens to make good material for the next post.)