Victoria blew up at me and told me that no one tells her what to do. She was 100% right, and justifiably angry. I should have just let it go, taken her advice and stopped gambling for the night.
To make matters worse, I had arranged to meet Cuttino Mobley in Vegas to look at several leases. I heard at the last minute that Lauren, Cuttino's assistant, was going to fly up to Vegas instead of Cuttino to preview the leases I had arranged for him to see. The vacation was really turning into a nightmare. First Victoria and I got into a major argument and then Lauren notifies me that she was coming to Vegas instead of Cuttino. I wasn't even making a commission on any lease I found for Cuttino, because I couldn't use my real estate license in Nevada. I was just doing him a favor, which is sometimes what you have to do to keep a client happy.
I like Lauren, but I know how intense she can be and I was hoping that the day would go smoothly. Victoria and I picked up Lauren in the limo that I had originally planned for Cuttino. Not only did Lauren rip on the two houses that I showed her, but she yelled at the limo driver! The trip was turning out to be a real disaster.
Even though she was holding in her emotions, I could tell that Victoria was really upset with the entire situation. All I wanted to do was wake up from this Vegas nightmare. Talk about reality! I was afraid that I was going to lose both Victoria and Cuttino's listing in Beverly Hills, which made me feel vulnerable, and that's something I don't like. You know the saying, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?" Well I have news for you, what happens in Vegas didn't stay there - my mistakes and bad luck followed me all the way back to L.A. I had no idea if Victoria was going to break up with me. I don't know what I would do if I lost her. I felt like my world was caving in. I was happy to get the listing from Cuttino, but it didn't compare with the cost of losing Victoria.