Cerwin Vega Speakers. Who remembers these gems? Today they are the inspiration of my post. My brother bought me these monsters back in the day, if I recall, maybe in the early 1990s, possibly even the late 1980s. He saved up his money and bought me these for my birthday or maybe it was Christmas .. it was so long ago, I really don’t remember anything but being ridiculously happy. These speakers kicked some major ass. My parents would go out for the night and I’d stay home just to blast them, the windows rattled and the neighbors complained. I wasn’t a very nice “kid” – the more they complained to my parents, the louder I’d make them the next time my parents left the house. A few times I put them outside in the yard on full blast just to annoy the crap out of them. If I had to guess, this would be my Dad’s DNA as I can recall him having the volume up so high, he’s shattered windows. Today I thank God I don’t have neighbors like the former, younger me (or my Pop) … I do, I really do.
But bad neighbors, they’re not the point of this blog. These big, old speakers made me realize that being a real estate agent is truly a rewarding career. You may wonder … how in the hell did these ginormous speakers make a Realtor feel that way? My clients. My clients got a kick out of them. My young, 20 something clients. In one of the houses I was showing them, someone had a glorious set of these monster speakers very similar to mine (because yes I still have them, they still work, I still love them, they still kick ass and I still occasionally blast them – only now I don’t have neighbors close enough to piss off)!!
Our “speakers of the past” conversation made me think .. Wow, I am probably 2 decades (or more? no .. just no) older than my clients?!?!! Not that it made me feel old, because in my head, I’m still 20 something too. It made me feel awesome because they are sharing their excitement and their firsts with me. Newly married and buying their first home and I get to be a part of that. The speakers took me on a trip down memory lane and made me think about what I’ve done, my life’s firsts and how I now get to help so many others and be a part of their firsts, helping to make their dreams come true. Now … How cool is that?
This blog is just a little shout out to thank my clients, Cerwin Vega and most especially my brother for the fond memories I’ve made for myself, both old and new, and the amazing ones I get to have a small part in helping to create for others.
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