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QueasyAd1142 t1_jd4ldnc wrote

I expect the best and plan for the worst. I’m nice to people but I also have come to know when to say “no” and not feel guilty about it. I never buy a product or service if they have to call me.


InspectorMiddle315 t1_jd5smo9 wrote

Sounds like you expect the best, but prepare for the worst telemarketers.


QueasyAd1142 t1_jd61yg1 wrote

I still have a landline. I find it a very useful alternative to giving out my cell number to every Tom, Dick & Harry. I get very few telemarketers b/c I screen every call I take. I never answer anything I don’t recognize. They can call 100 times but they’ll just get the old fashioned answering machine b/c, oh yeah, got that, too. Eventually, they just stop calling.


Alcoraiden OP t1_jd4n0ec wrote

Treating people charitably does not mean buying their stuff. It means assuming they are not out to get you or horrible human beings.


QueasyAd1142 t1_jd4o3px wrote

It does depend on how often you’ve been taken advantage of but, then, it’s also a part of the experience of life. When you get to a certain age, you understand that almost everything is about the money. It’s up to you to filter what is worth it and what is not. It didn’t used to be that way. Older generations didn’t need contracts. Their word was good enough. Sadly, that is not the case anymore.