Thursday, May 17, 2012

The death of common sense

Walking over to the boss one put in a request to be allowed to kill one really stupid customer a week. She turned around and asked if it would stop at one. Thinking about it she might have a point... surely a person might develop a taste for it? Now you are probably wondering what sparked that desire in the first place...

A customer comes in with very specific needs for skin care. She has been using a top of the line product for years... because it won't set her skin off. So what does she do? After spending nearly half an hour with her explaining her assorted choices, she chooses the one least likely to agree with her skin. And her reason? You guessed it... it was less expensive than the others... which were still nearly half the price of what she had been using L

Hearing this tale the boss turns round and says how long do you think it will be before she comes back to complain about the product? And she will be back... that you can put money on. See the sad fact is some people are not very good at making smart choices or accepting any responsibility for their bad ones. It is far easier to blame something rather than look at themselves and go... yeah that might have been on me... shameface

Never is this trend more evident than on places like Fet. Day after day people write in asking for help and then ignore it... usually with less than sterling outcomes. All because they chose the guidance that most closely mirrored what they wanted to do anyway. Hello... if you were capable of making good choices why were you asking for advice? That was the clue right there.

That idiotic line of reasoning is why we rarely give advice in the group... well that and people don't usually like our suggestions. It is also why one never, ever joins groups devoted to the dispensing of wisdom. Why waste time dispensing something you know isn't going to be taken. The bottom line is you can't fix stupid... and contrary to popular opinion most people keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

They say that insanity is making the same mistake and expecting a different outcome?
Well here's a newsflash...
People are fundamentally insane.
Sighs it's the only logical explanation L

6 comments:

Fondlers Anonymous said...

OMG too true. I asked BIKSS why he was so stressed at work. Stupidity, he says. LOL. Hope you have a better day tomorrow!

Conina said...

I hated working in a store for that very reason.

At least in education no one looks at you like you're stupid - rather like "I'm stupid, help me."

I prefer that, although I never tried to make anyone feel stupid..

Catherine Sadayappan said...

"You can't fix stupid"....

Brilliant

T said...

I use that same phrase daily and I work for the government. Sigh...

Master's piece said...

@T You aren't allowed to kill them either are you :(

T said...

Sadly no.