June 27, 2014
After having a particularly bad experience this week with someone I thought had my best interest at heart, only to find out all he saw in me were dollar signs, it seemed appropriate to rant about unscrupulous sales people who take advantage of trusting souls like yours truly.
However, after I read what I originally wrote, I wasn’t happy with it. So this week earned the writing of two newsletters, only one of which will be shared. The other, like burning a picture of your ex, was for my own therapeutic value.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written a scathing commentary on an irritating topic, only to delete it and start over. In fact, I do this quite often, usually in the form of an email written to someone who has let me down in some way.
When I write one of those rants, I force myself to wait until the next day to send it. After a good night’s sleep, often, clearer heads prevail and I realize it would do more damage than good, and not help to accomplish my true goal.
The goal of my deleted newsletter was to encourage you to give honest, realistic sales people a stronger consideration, and be weary of sales people who promise the world and paint a picture you know in your gut is a fantasy.
Oh, and one more thing…. We’ve been raised to believe that “you get what you pay for,” but that’s not always the case. Unscrupulous sales people prey on that belief and use it against us honest people by marking up their empty promises.
Somehow, the big price tag makes us think it must really be worth it. But remember, fantasy often costs more than reality…
Did I make my point without sounding too bitter? It’s hard being an honest man in a dishonest world, but I wouldn’t trade it for the alternative.