Yesterday, I got a cold call from a real estate agent, also known as a used home salesman. Not sure how he got my number, and I'm not sure if he actually knew where I live, where the property is located.
He told me that inventory in the area was low, there is a resurgence in the local market, and whether I was considering selling. Yada, yad.
I replied that everything's for sale, implying that anything could be sold if the price was right. He may not have picked up on that implication, as he started to get really excited that he may have hooked a live one, someone who was considering selling but just hadn't acted on it yet. I'm sure big dollar sign ideas of commissions started running through his head.
He asked if we could meet up to talk about it. But first, I said, he had to understand that there is a minimum price I would have, specifically, we would only consider selling if we were looking at eight figures. It took him a second to do the math, at which point he started laughing. As if I was kidding. I told him if he could come up with a buyers that could produce that kind of serious offer, then we could talk. However, if he didn't think his salesmanship was up to the challenge, he can keep walking.
I got this email from the nra yesterday, the subject line says "An Object in Motion Stays in Motion". Opening it up and displaying the images (the entire mail was an image, btw), I saw the following use of Isaac Newton's law of motion. At first, I thought it would say something about a slug flying through the air in some dramatic, slow motion image. But they were really talking about the inertia they have had in successfully blocking legislation that most of the US population thinks makes sense. Of course, they didn't outright say any of that, but it sure is implied.
It's also an interesting use of the way males humans' minds work. Males seem to have more of a propensity to think spatially, of objects moving through space, in relation to each other. That's what's happening when nra members pull the trigger, the climactic moment when their device goes boom and sends a dense piece of metal flying through space at great speed. That sure is some clever marketing, yes it is. Also interesting is that they used Newton, which to my eye these days sure looks likes the word "Newtown". What that tells me is at least in my mind, this manufacturer's lobbying group is now interminably linked to the town in Connecticut that suffered greatly at the end of last year.
What really crossed my mind is that they should have indeed discussed that a small object in motion, traveling at very high speed, will continue to remain in motion, almost completely regardless of what it hits, especially six year old human flesh and bone. That would be a lot closer to reality. Yep, even that same young flesh and bone can't stop that political object in motion they're talking about, which is continues in motion toward the edge, the fringe.