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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 03:10 PM
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10. How reliable is this...

My BS detector normally pegs when the salesperson starts telling me how smart I am.

I dunno how "smart" I am, but I do have a ridiculously long string of degrees. I eventually reached the point in life where it hit me that if I can't understand a sales proposition, then the problem is not at my end.

So, the sales person says, in essence "<Confusing Gobbledygook!> See, it's really simple, and you strike me as the kind of intelligent person who can see what a great deal it is!"

With some people, I get the feeling that to ask questions is to say, "No, I'm really not smart, because I have no idea what you just said."

Nobody wants to say that.

I have no self confidence issues around intelligence, and as soon as I'm told how smart I am, I always interject, "I don't know. You might find out today that I'm the dumbest person you have ever met. So, we're going to have to go through this extra slow."
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