So the dog -- a fairly big black Lab -- threw up in the lobby five minutes before the potential buyers were supposed to show up. I swear I was nice about it. "I'm a real estate agent and I've got someone coming to see the apartment," I said to the dog's walker, a girl of about 16 who looked like she'd never seen dog vomit before. "Do you mind if I just fold the rug over a little bit before they come in?" I asked, adding, "I don't think it'll make it harder to clean up." The response I got five minutes later from an older woman who came down with a roll of paper towels: "I don't appreciate you being rude to my granddaughter!" I couldn't even figure out what got marked as rude -- not saying "please" before I folded the rug? Not of...
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