I hadn’t posted anything all day today because I just haven’t had any insightful words to give … well… That has now changed!
I work with a wonderful guy here at Coldwell Banker Barnes in Brentwood, his name is Jerry Kemp and he’s been a real estate agent for over 48 years. Today he told me a story and I’d like to take a moment to share his story.
Back in the day when he was in army and was in training … his unit was out doing maneuvers. They came upon a spot that was really dark in one area and light in another. He told his captain that it looked like they were going to have to jump over the ditch. The Captain said, no we will just go around. Jerry then says, how long will it takes us if we go around it? The Captain replies with, about an hour. He said to the Captain.. “hold on and watch this” (famous last words… hahahahahah)
Jerry backs up and takes off running and goes for it!
Then suddenly realizes that what he thought was the bank of the ditch in front of him was actually the tops of the trees down in the valley.
So there goes Jerry.. reaching out trying to grab hold of every limb he falls into on his way down … oh and screaming all the way. Limb after limb just breaks as he falls. He lands and by means of some sort of miracle only has scratches and bruises… nothing was broken. The Captain shouts down, are you ok? Jerry shouts back to them.. I’m ok but yall go around!
Jerry said to me after his story… about half way down he was thinking of quitting the army …lol
He sure had an angel watching after him that day and since then I bet he looks twice before leaping into the darkness!
It’s always a pleasure to hear Jerry’s stories…. I can picture in my mind, him free falling into those trees.. thinking it was just going to be a quick jump over the ditch.
So take Jerry’s advice… live and learn and oh yeah.. Look twice before leaping!