|If you do enough closings it is inevitable that you run late. Not enough space here to enumerate them all. An experienced closer can always come up with a plausible excuse to explain a late arrival.|
Yesterday I had a 4 PM & a 5:30 PM 1 mile apart, but the 5:30 people couldn't meet earlier. I decided to take a walk in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. There is a 1/2 mile 6' wide raised boardwalk through a Cypress Swamp with continuous protective fencing to keep visitors from entering the swamp. Just when I was about 30' from the end & the parking lot, my path was blocked by a 5' alligator who had no intention of moving, he just laid across the boardwalk with his mouth open.
I had to turn and walk back the entrance. I took pictures to show to the borrowers if they questioned why I was late.