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Is there such a thing as being “dog tired”?

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 by in Observations about various subjects | 0 comments

Is there such a thing as being “dog tired” I have often heard people commenting that they were “dog tired”. I have never used the expression, since I am a believer what you put out to the universe you get back. Hence I do not want this feeling of being tired. After all we have all the same 24 hrs. as everyone else and I do not want to waste it by complaining about being tired. I never cared listening to people who always complain and say that they are tired. I always prefer hanging out with people who have energy and spend time being internally motivated. So I did a bit of Google searching and found this definition on the internet of where the phrase of being “dog tired” came from. Hence I thought I would share with you:

Dog tired is an old English phrase usually hyphenated to dog-tired. An adjectival phrase meaning to be physically exhausted, it derives from an old tale of Alfred the Great who used to send his sons out with his extensive kennels of hunting dogs. Whichever of his sons, be it Athelbrod or Edwin, were able to catch more of the hounds would gain their father’s right hand side at the dinner table that evening. These chases would leave them ‘dog-tired’ yet merry at their victory. The tradition was continued for a few generations but is not noted in literature after Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

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So with that said I must admit I found this interesting. Since there were times I was exhausted from various activities. Sometimes it was from driving Relocation Clients all day and doing it three days in a row, because they were only in town for three days. Needless to say there were times when I was exhausted from being at a seven hour home inspection. I considered these as the unusual and not ordinary day to day activity, hence I would not complain or grouse about it too much.

Quite frankly I am tired of hearing misinformation about Real Estate in the Media. Furthermore I am tired of Charlatan Motivation Gurus pushing their product to Realtors. Just to site an example: work four hours a day three days a week and make $X00,000 + a year. I do not know about you, but I work very hard seven days a week for every dollar I make.

This made me wonder some more, being a Realtor what makes you “dog tired”? Hopefully showing property, writing offers and negotiating offers do not fall into this category for you.

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