Sunday, May 22, 2016

I Helped Sell Condos Today

OK, it was a temp job at a very large development in Belltown.  I just assisted with an open house and guided people to model units.  Yeah, they were very expensive.  The views were outstanding, but yeah, super-pricey.  People actually asked me whether I lived in the building.  That kind of made me snort initially.  I don't know how many of the folks who showed up could actually afford the asking price (in the millions) of these places, but I was pretty surprised at how poorly people were dressed.  OK, so it's Sunday and all, but honestly, most folks dressed badly.  And I just automatically assume that everyone is richer than I am, because they are.  I expect more from rich people.

Anyhow, I guided people and keyed them to other floors.  One thing that struck me is that most people seemed quite unprepared for any kind of life in Belltown.  Sure, if you've got that kind of money, you can live safely and quietly far from the rabble, but you occasionally have to go outside.  It's then that those poor folks have to deal with a neighborhood that might be a little more intense than they figured.  A condo in Belltown is different from a condo in Bellevue.  A lot of the people seemed to think it was the same thing.  I didn't issue dire predictions to the uninitiated; this is just an observation.  Anyhow, the more time I spent directing people, the more I appreciated my filthy, cluttered little ratbag of a place.

1 comment:

LisaKayLindsay said...

I bet you looked very nice. 😊