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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is undeniably true that many can not be inspired or influenced by the position or honor another may hold.

However, I am not one of those. To make it clear, I do not celebrate or follow celebrities or any icon created by the media, entertainment or sports media.

I do however, admire those who do good works.  Those who who are accessible, have greater dimension and can receive inspiration, have the epiphany, while in the presence of those of great spirit.

I have stood on the curb in honor of fallen soldiers returning home.

I have waited in line to get into seminars with headline speakers.

Hey, I even spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME waiting to be seated at the Outback.

I smile when I hear fellow old Floridian say, 'I don't need to go to Europe, I can go to Epcot." Yes they can go to Epcot.

There is no replacement, substitute in being shoulder to shoulder with like minded, inspired people, sharing a common affliction, seeking a common result. 

Yes, I can see folks shoulder to shoulder on the sofa. I struggle to think it is the same.

Sep 25, 2015 10:51 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No... I don't idolize any living person enough to stand in line for hours to meet them.  I WOULD stand in line for hours (and much longer) if I could see my deceased parents or husband again!

Sep 25, 2015 09:39 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Only if I had a chance to speak with him for a few minutes.  I feel when a person is that influential, it would be interesting to be able to interact .  

However -- that does not apply to politicians  --  except Vladimir Putin -- he is intriguing.

Sep 25, 2015 03:24 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

im sorry, but if i just wanted to see him, i would watch tv. if i thought i could get close enough to..touch.. i would wait in line longer than hours

Sep 25, 2015 09:34 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I don't think it's about the view, I think it's about the energy. So, yeah, i would have if it had been an option for non-New Yorkers.

Sep 25, 2015 10:59 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no - but my son and daughter in law in Manhattan on E65th - she saw hime twice just driving by on E66th! 

Sep 25, 2015 08:47 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'll watch him on TV. I can imagine the traffic problems and parking.

Sep 25, 2015 01:54 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wayne, I decided not to brave the crowds when I couldn't figure out the motorcade routes around town.  Most of the events had tightly controlled admission, and the crowds were made up mostly of  area Caholic school kids. I was ready to hop my bike and take my chances, then they anounced that you couldn't bring a bicycle into restricted areas.  So I took a drive to the country and watched his speech on TV.  

Sep 25, 2015 01:01 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No...and it has nothing to do with religion for me. I wouldn't stand in line to see most people except for maybe Paul McCartney. 

Sep 25, 2015 11:36 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No, I would not stand in line for him or anyone else.

Sep 25, 2015 11:08 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I watched for hours and must say he is someone very special and one that I admire very much

Sep 25, 2015 10:59 AM
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Sep 25, 2015 10:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not be willing to stand for hours but this is a very special experience for many people.

Sep 25, 2015 09:51 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The Pope, no, Jesus, yes.

Sep 26, 2015 03:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Is it for a listing appointment? I hear the Church has a lot of real estate.  

Sep 25, 2015 11:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I queue up for nothing and no one....

Sep 25, 2015 10:48 PM
Toronto, ON

Pope John Paul II has been the only Pope to visit Canada so far.  He visited Canada three times, in 1984, 1987 and 2002.  He was in the Toronto area in 1984 and 2002.  World Youth Day 2002 was held in Toronto.  The crowds, especially at World Youth Day 2002 were huge at over 800,000 attendance for his closing papal Mass on July 28, 2002.  I did not see him in person during any of his visits.

Sep 25, 2015 06:57 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, not Catholic.

Sep 25, 2015 01:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably yes, but I did not take advantage of the opportunity because we are in too many critical needs projects this month.
I am sure that I will regret it later.
A friend of mine did sign up to be one of the priests serving Mass with the pope though.

Sep 25, 2015 11:43 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No sorry I might have when I was younger but now I cannot think of anything (even a good sale) that will make me stand in line for hours. Time is to precious.

Sep 25, 2015 11:41 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School I agree, I did watch him on TV.

Sep 25, 2015 11:32 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Just like a would not stand outside a church where a memeber of the royal family was getting married.

Sep 25, 2015 11:16 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am Catholic and the answer is NEVER! Plus, this pope is a Progressive leftist that firmly believes in wealth redistribution. I also, must agree with Carol Williams ; no idolization here!

Sep 25, 2015 11:08 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no I wouldn't.  There are those I would stand in line for hours to see, but the Pope isn't on my list.  I did however say a prayer for his visit to be nice and of course safe.

Sep 25, 2015 01:04 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If it was the Dalai Lama, Yes.

Sep 25, 2015 12:22 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Yes I would.

Mar 06, 2019 09:19 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. I can't stand in line that long.

Aug 22, 2016 01:55 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Captain,

For the Pope, NO, for Jesus Christ, YES I have stood in line for 75 minutes at Disney World to get on a ride that lasted five minutes....

Sep 29, 2015 11:14 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, I didn't even spend much time watching the TV coverage.

Sep 27, 2015 01:10 AM