Word is spreading - Posted by Dan (MD)
Posted by Dan (MD) on July 14, 2003 at 21:48:07:
I’ve been doing Lonnies for about 8 months now and about 3 months ago everybody at my regular job found out what I was doing…I’ve heard just about every “slum lord” joke in the book, but I just smile and nod knowing what we all know. I have explained it to a few of my friends but they have a million excuses why they can’t get into it (time, kids, job, etc everybody here has heard the excuses).
Then something really amazing happened over the weekend. I went to a friends house for a surprise party where several acquantances (sp?) were there that I haven’t seen in a while. After less than 5 minutes mobile homes came up and I was ready to grin and smile and nod and be polite but instead of cracking the jokes they all wanted to know what I was doing…“no, no we want to hear about it not make jokes.” needless to say I was surprised myself. After about 20 minutes of explaning Lonnies and how well things are going for me everybody wanted in.
I must say it was strange giving advice and tips instead of taking the brunt of the jokes…strange but nice for a change