I don’t belong to any of the associations, Bobbie and I don’t have any loyalty to any of them. You want to know what I’ve said good about interNACHI? Go to TIJ and do a search and do some reading. Oh wait, I forgot, we’ve already tried that and you’re not really very good at that. OK, well, I suggest a daily dose of Sesame Street on PBS. It’s sure to improve your reading comprehension.
Why, thank you Bobbie, for inviting me to talk about TIJ here. I usually try to avoid talking about TIJ here the same way I try to avoid doing so at Inspection News, but since you asked, I’ll be happy to oblige.
No Bobbie, I wouldn’t use that on the landing page. You still don’t get it - that’s not news. That’s a guy changing associations. Now, I suppose if it were Bill Clinton, or Apollo Ono quitting one and going to the other it would be news, but that’s not news as far as any of us is concerned. Of course, with your limited capacity you might think it is.
You have to ask how that works? What, don’t you read the paper or read magazines? Jeez, no wonder you have such a reading comprehension problem. By the way, that website of yours? Tsk, how embarrassing for you!
The problem with trying to keep folks abreast of the news, Bobbie, is that no matter how you present it, you can’t please everyone all the time - you can only please some folks some of the time - and there’s always going to be someone who’s pissed off.
It’s called a hook, Bobbie; and it’s a well worn practice - in fact, Nicky uses it a lot on this site and so don’t a lot of the folks who post here when they entitle their own posts. Jeez, if memory serves, you’ve done something similar, haven’t you?
If you saw a headline, which one would you be more curious about and more likely to stop and read?
Man Shoots Wife Then Self in Murder/Suicide.
Postal Worker Shoots Wife Then Self in Murder/Suicide.
Postal Employee: Ex-Special Forces, Kills Wife Then Commits Suicide.
You can deny it, but you know that you’d be attracted to the last one because there’s more going on there.
Here’s a headline: Man Bilks 80-Year Old - some folks will see that and skim by it. Why not, they’ve read similar stories dozens of times before. Why bother?
Here’s another headline: Home Inspector Bilks 80-Year-Old - Now, to a readership of regular folks, that really wouldn’t mean much, but home inspectors will have some interest in it.
You know that if you were to read that you would instantly wonder to yourself something like, “I wonder if that assh*** belongs to one of the associations or is an independent?” and then you’d look it up.
You also know damned well that if you’d seen that before me and it had been an ASHI, NAHI or AII guy that you would have posted it here and trumpeted the fact that a non-iNACHI guy was a slug, but if it were an interNACHI guy you would have still said something here, but kept it kind of low-key. Don’t lie and try to deny it, 'cuz you know in your heart that what I’m saying is true. The types of stuff you have a history of posting proves it and everyone here knows that.
So - interNACHI Member Bilks 80-Year Old - and it becomes of extreme interest for home inspectors of interNACHI as well as interNACHI’s competitors. It’s no different than a sports headline that says UDub Trounces Wazzu - it’s not a lie and both the UDub folks and Wazzu folks are interested enough to read it. No malice intended, that’s just the way our minds work and that’s how it’s done.
When I looked that guy up, he could just as easily have been an ASHI, AII, NAHI, or CREIA guy and I would have written it up exactly the same way, leading off with the association 'cuz that’s the hook. If you think any different, you don’t know me even 1% as well as you think you do.
Really? I hadn’t noticed. The forum count is now at 7102 and climbing again. There have been 178 new members who signed up since February 1st and 382 have signed up since the first of the year. Toss out the usual 2% spammers that try to get on and that’s about 374 I think. The last time I looked the email list was over 14,000 and climbing again after a drop of about 30% last year between election day and April 1st (S’funny how that percentage mirrors the drop in the number of home inspectors nationwide over the same period, isn’t it?). If you don’t believe me, just go to TIJ, click on members and then when the members menu pops up click on the head of the “member since” column, count the names and look at the dates. Oh yeah, that’s right, you said that there are only ten people that stop by there - I forgot. Sorry, my mistake.
What, you’re fingers are broken? Excuse me, Bobbie, but why don’t you take your fat backside over to your computer, go to TIJ, click on advanced search, and do a subject line search for ASHI or NAHI and tell me? Do you seriously think I care or that I keep some kind of a scorecard about that kind of stuff? Jeez, you really, really are a sycophant and you don’t even realize it! It ain’t healthy Bobbie; please, get some therapy. However, before you do that, put down the bottle and go to bed. It’s past your bedtime.
Oh, by the way, thanks for the opportunity to talk about TIJ and clear the air. It’s so much nicer when we have these little chats; don’t you think?
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Mike O’Handley, LHI
Your Inspector LLC.