The close of United Title is now old news, but I thought I’d talk about a couple of things surrounding the close.
First, let me recount the story of how I found out —
It all started back in 1972 in a quaint little hospital in Abilene, Texas…I’m kidding, I’m kidding. No one wants to hear my life story. That hurts…but I digress.
It was Wednesday morning around 7:40am. I had just walked into the office from working out. Yes, I’m one of those weirdos who goes to the gym every morning. Here’s a picture of me that morning.
Ok, that’s not me – it’s Brad Pitt from the movie Troy. But man if I could only look like that. Sheesh.
Anyway, around 7:40 I received a call from a colleague stating that United Title has closed. He encouraged me to remove any contracts we had with United Title, to see about getting earnest money back, and to let the clients know. After wiping all of the drool off of my shirt from my mouth being agape, drying the tears that had fallen, and changing boxers, I jumped on the phone and started making calls.
Sure enough, after making calls to United Title, going through the “Please dial in the first few letters of your parties name” bit, and getting voicemail after voicemail after voicemail, I began to drool and snot again. (more…)