We’ve been interviewing for years off and on and rather than serious, business-y interviews, we’ve done “Bubble Gum Interviews” with real estate industry insiders. Because some people don’t get the bubble gum reference, we’re going to test out calling them “TMI Interviews,” short for “too much information interviews.” This is just a fun, silly interview where everyone’s hair is down and you get a chance to get to know people better. We encourage razzing in comments!
Today, we ask to know ridiculous details about the life of AgentGenius writer Anna Altic who is a gorgeous family woman and a brilliant Realtor leading the charge for green initiatives. But instead of learning about her inspiration and business, we’re asking her about heroes and stuff:
What is your worst eating habit?
I believe drawn butter should be included in the list of major condiments along with ketchup, mustard, and mayo because I would I would dip everything in it. Lemon butter comes in a close second and I frequently design entire meals around things I can dip in lemon butter like artichokes, crab, bread, steak and more crusty bread.
Tell us a funny pet story.
My brothers and I convinced my mother when were little that we couldn’t live without a goat. She relented and we got a baby goat we named Sambo. Sambo got very attached to us and would follow us everywhere including once following us to the grocery store on a candy run unbeknownst to us.
He walked in through the automatic doors went to the produce section and helped himself to lettuce all the while leaving little poops in the aisles and the manager yelled over the speaker for someone to “please get their damn goat out of his grocery store.”
When I was six my aunt came to live with us for a few months because she had become addicted to morphine (I didn’t know the reason when she came). She slept a whole lot in my room the first few days and Sambo snuck in the house on the third day and went looking for me in my room. He jumped on the bed and started licking her and she started screaming “PLEASE GOD MAKE THE DT’S STOP!!.”
Of course I demanded of my mother a full explanation of what DT’s were. For show and tell in the first grade, I brought a picture of Sambo and explained to the class that it was my goat that my aunt thought was a hallucination on account of having delirium tremens from doing drugs and that it was much better to have a real goat then hallucinations so don’t do drugs. I of course, got a note home.
What is the creepiest thing you’ve seen while on the job?
I was once out with a buyer looking at older homes. We went in to one that was completely remodeled and I was standing in the hallway looking at some of the seller’s gold records (we are music city, you see it a lot) and just had this kind of weird chill on back of my neck like someone was holding a cold water bottle against it.
My buyer rounded the corner, his eyes got kind of big and he said, “we need to go!” When we got in the car I asked him if he was feeling ok and he said, “ you are going to think I am crazy but when I came around the corner, there was something behind you and it was wrapping it’s hands around your neck.”
If you could be any super hero, who would it be and why?
I personally think super heroes are way over rated. If I had my druthers I would be a wizard. I am completely disappointed that I’m a muggle because apparating, making potions, and having my own house elf would rock my world. Wizards also get to drink butter beer so obviously that works with my dietary preference.
What is your favorite kind of music?
I can’t really say that I have a favorite genre or even era of music. If I listen to music, it pretty much centers around singer/ song writers that you know can write compelling lyrics, have mad pipes, and can perform their own songs eight different ways depending on their mood.
So now you know about Anna’s insane affinity for butter which even impacts her attitude toward super heroes (if you missed that, read again from the top). Have you ever had any ghost stories at work or crazy drug aunts that freak out about your goat? Give us your TMI details in the comments below or simply razz Anna for her TMI details!