Top SF Realtor POV: Do Sparkly Gnomes Drive FedEx trucks?
Writings about residential real estate, San Francisco, and all things home, by Lisa Riddle, J. D. and Kindred SF Homes Associate
Something unexpected and kind of wonderful happened yesterday while I was out driving around on broker’s tour. A FedEx delivery truck stopped in front of me on a very narrow street leaving no room for me to pass.
I was already in a hurry trying to get to the next house on my tour before it closed, so I was not happy. I was prepared to see the usual arrogant delivery driver behavior – slowly sauntering out of the truck, taking their time retrieving the package, completely ignoring whomever they've inconvenienced.
But this driver immediately noticed me waiting and without hesitation gave me a giant grin. He managed to quickly and humorously pantomime that he was going to move fast. He pumped his arms back and forth like he was running and did a funny little hop and a skip with his legs. He jogged up the steps of the building with his delivery and quickly re-emerged empty handed and doing a joyful victory dance. He smiled, waved, jumped back in his truck and pulled away.
It happened so fast, and I was so completely caught off guard that I laughed out loud and realized the tension in my body had completely disappeared. I felt happier and more relaxed than before he'd blocked my path. There was something so warm and genuine and magical about him!
Clearly it was a much-needed message for me to slow down and relax. And it worked! But there was also something so delightful about the whole experience that has me still smiling today.
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