Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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It is important for mental wellnes to have and retain a sense of humor. It is also important to weigh what is funny and what is simply distasteful. I have seen numerous postings regarding how people are reacting to and coping with our current environment that have brought a smile to my face.

Apr 13, 2020 08:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Hell no!  I've been joking about it since it first made the news.  Corona had renamed their beers to something less deadly... The Ebola Beer.

Apr 13, 2020 09:58 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Time and place are important factors when "humor" is involved.  

Apr 13, 2020 09:12 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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I keep seeing them, laugh at them but don't share. You never know how someone is going to feel.

Might not seem funny to someone who can't bury a family member until who knows when.

Apr 13, 2020 09:43 AM
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Bob Crane
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Humor is important for mental health, but it must be tasteful, we all know someone who will be devastated by this disease.

Prayers may be a better route for all.

Apr 13, 2020 10:54 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I guess a number of people beat you to the punch. I've seen coronavirus joke all over social media

Apr 13, 2020 10:55 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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It would be an individual's choice Paul as there's plenty to choose from online. I have no control over that, so focus on keeping my own Coo-Coo in the Clock rather than looking at what others are doing to get attention!

Apr 13, 2020 08:55 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

Personally we recommend laughter as the best medicine, and no limits on the Daily Requirement, the more the funnier.  

I am tired of hearing the word or seeing it in any form in blog post or headlines or breaking news...although I like that the Prime Minister of England has recovered...A

Apr 13, 2020 10:02 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
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People were joking about it before it came to the U.S. - I know there are so jokes out there, but I wouldn't share them personally.

Apr 13, 2020 08:51 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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yes, would say it is worser than insensitive.it.is.not.funny.

Apr 13, 2020 08:47 AM
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Vinnie Vacca
HomeSmart - Phoenix, AZ
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Yes, there are far too many people affected by this outbreak and I've learned first hand that some people take this very seriously. Once a topic enters the point that it divides us, it no longer becomes a joking matter in our business.  

#besave #besmart #bekind #northphoenixhomesforsale

Apr 13, 2020 02:49 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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If you have an original joke that'd be impressive. A lot of those jokes on social media are overshared & not as funny the 20th & 30th time you see them.

I been steering clear of the jokes & leaning more toward posts about how we're working to keep people safe in this environment & what we are doing for clients that need to buy or sell now. I don't want to be the one who's got jokes while someone's loved ones are sick or dying.

Apr 13, 2020 02:14 PM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
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Agtee with many on the importance of laughter, we have laughed here among those who wish to.  Caution, respect dictate otherwise for me when dealing with new people, you never know what they have gone thru during this time.  In the meantime I received an Easter text of Easter bunny's basket of TP.

Apr 13, 2020 11:24 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Where jokes and humor are concerned timing is everything and that proper time isn't expected to arrive for quite a while. 

Apr 13, 2020 11:24 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I've seen many clever jokes out there Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . 

Apr 13, 2020 10:58 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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many people have lost their sense of humour.  you've gotta be sensitive to that.

Apr 13, 2020 10:51 AM
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Valeria Mola
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Where is the joke?!

Stay well!

Apr 13, 2020 12:30 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
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still too soon?  not sure, go for it

 

Apr 13, 2020 12:06 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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I think it's the healthy mind that can see the humor in such a dire situation. Even reeling from sad news from every corner today, I could always use a joke.

Apr 13, 2020 11:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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People are fearful, in their thoughts and emotions and panic-ready. In those modes, you miss out on a lot....

Apr 13, 2020 08:57 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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If I read something on Facebook, I will gladly laugh but I will not share. You never know how other people will react so I rather play it safe.

Apr 13, 2020 05:31 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Yes.

Apr 13, 2020 03:24 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
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for me yes.

Apr 13, 2020 03:07 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
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Hi Paul- if it's funny and will make me laugh then I'm all for it. Laughter is good for our spirits and for our physical health. 

Apr 13, 2020 12:56 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
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Never too early in my book.  If I didn't have a sense of humor about life, I doubt I would still be standing.

Apr 13, 2020 11:54 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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There has been a number of funny things on FB 

Apr 13, 2020 09:10 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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I'm a big fan of humor. However, right now I think we need to be careful. Many families have been affected by the virus and could easily be offended by ANY kind of joking about it. 

Apr 14, 2020 05:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Been joking about Wuhan Virus since February. Sense of humor required.

I'd be sure not to do so around anyone adversely affected by it beyond the genral affect i.e. death, BK, etc.

Apr 13, 2020 09:52 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
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At home when an allergy trigges a sneeze I work in a "Covid 19!" or "Coronavirus!" at the same time and it gets a great laugh. I'm too chicken to try that out in public however.

Apr 13, 2020 03:43 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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It's never to early for good humor.

Apr 13, 2020 02:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Humor for the Tumor .... humor is great for the soul. 

Apr 14, 2020 06:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Having a sense of humor will help you get through this mess

Apr 14, 2020 05:27 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Humor is important. There are a lot of jokes around that have something to do with the Coronavirus. Some are funny, some are not. I wouldn't share C-19 jokes but would share other kinds of humor.

Apr 14, 2020 05:07 AM
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Ernie Steele
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Yes

Apr 14, 2020 02:21 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm all about levity but, there are some who can't joke about anything, Paul! I'm careful who I share them with!

Here's one for you...

 

COVID Joke

Apr 13, 2020 09:37 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I have seen lots of jokes going around about the Rona and if people are offended by jokes then so be it.  The nation is too soft anyways, laughter is a good thing!

Apr 14, 2020 07:44 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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I'd say some pretty funny things have been released since day 1. 

Apr 14, 2020 06:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Don't try those jokes with prospects or clients.

Apr 14, 2020 10:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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We live in and EXCEEDINGLY fragile society. Internal fears make people stupid. I made a mask which I wear with running. The decor I applied is the different images of the C-19 all media sources offer. The silence experienced when running suggests many are still working it out or too fearful to attempt to work it out.

My next T will state, "Get over it" shown as Get, a bar beneath and It. 

Some will get it.

Apr 14, 2020 07:08 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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Give it your best shot.

Apr 14, 2020 09:05 AM