Don’t Make Assumptions

I made an assumption in 2018 that almost killed me

I had just closed a real estate deal representing a soon-to-be separated couple, so the wife could have her own home. They depicted their split as amicable.

After the post-close complications of the deal, the husband asked me to coffee. This isn’t unusual after closing a deal. I fully expected his wife to join us.

She didn’t.

He presented me with a rose and asked me out over our coffee.