I occasionally get email from “JB”, whose email address leads one to believe she/he feels “Zillow Sucks”. JB is usually a bit “out there” — often ranting and rambling, usually about how stupid he/she feels Realtors are. Zillow sucking, Realtors are evil, all that I can take as everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
But today’s rant by JB leaves me a bit baffled.
Last week I added pink borders and a pink ribbon to the header graphic. I explained why in the post Phoenix Real Estate Guy Goes Pink. This action and post seems to have been well received by normal people, even inspiring some to do something similar. Seems like increasing awareness of breast cancer is a good thing.
Here’s what JB had to say:
“Going pink is stupid and playing on emotions?” WTF?
Not that JBs email really deserves a response, but here you go…
Dear JB –
There is nothing stupid about breast cancer, or trying to increase awareness of it. I don’t “play on emotions” or “join whatever cause” to increase business. I hate cancer, I’ve lost too many friends and family to it to cop some flippant attitude about it or to exploit it in the name of securing business. Ever watched cancer suck the life out of someone? I have and it’s not a pleasant sight. Cancer sucks. Period.
Of course I don’t expect putting a pink border or ribbon on my blog to get clients. You see JB, contrary to what you seem to feel about Realtors in general, our every waking moment isn’t spent in the pursuit of business. It’s not just about getting clients. Maybe, just maybe one person will read this or see the pink ribbon and think, “I really need to do a self-exam or go get a mammogram”. And that makes it all worth it. If no one does, oh well, it certainly doesn’t hurt to spread the word.
Here’s a suggestion for you JB — remove this blog from your feed reader and/or bookmarks. Just forget it exists and move along. I grow weary of your ridiculous emails.
There, I feel better now.