Friday, June 7, 2013
Don't Mess with Norma Bates
A lot of bloggers have written about the creepy A and E series "BATES MOTEL". While some find it campy, most do not find it scary. I guess I am one of the few that really get so disturbed by what I watched that I have had to turn off the TV - kind of like a small child raises his hands to cover his eyes to avoid seeing scary things. (I did go back and watch the episodes On Demand.)
Realtor: How's the motel business going?
Norma: The motel business sucks, man!
Norma: You never told me there was going to be a new by-pass road that takes all traffic away from my property and destroys my business.
Realtor: At the time it wasn't official.
Norma: It was being proposed.
Realtor: A lot of things are proposed.
Realtor: Ideally no.
Norma: THEN GET ME MY MONEY BACK! I want the motel and house on the market as of today. I want an open house this Sunday! Can you do that?
Norma: I don't want a sign out front." (I have heard that before myself from sellers who want to keep the sale of the property a sweet secret that we Realtors only share with rich, cash buyers.)
Norma: I still have to earn a living until it gets sold.
Realtor: Of course.
Later in the episode Norma returned to the Realtors office on Saturday night to discuss the Sunday open house. The agent saw her approach the front door and yelled "Oh shit!". He ran back to his desk and grabbed his briefcase as if hoping he could escape her scorn. Norma zoomed through the office.
Norma: Matt why didn't you call? I want to discuss the open house. I could bake some cookies - give the place that fresh baked smell. (This would be advisable to disguise the odors of the homicides that occurred at the house over the past few episodes including the corpse of Norma's dead lover on her mattress with his eye shot out.)
Realtor: There's not going to be an open house.
Realtor: I looked into it. There's no market for your property, not with the new by-pass road going in. I can't get your money back.
Norma: How much can you sell it for? Is has a value.
Realtor: You are underwater. The best thing you can do is let the bank take it back.
Realtor: You can do that but I am $30,000 in debt, live with my girlfriend, and my mom owns my car (as if sticking his hands to his ears, wiggling his fingers, and saying neener, neener, neener).
I'm not offering advise to any Realtor who reads this except this - don't mess with Norma Bates.
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- Gary Thomas
- Key West, Florida, United States
- I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties CRI. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life.