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Salesman Lost

I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating.  Salespeople get kinda crazy when they find themselves in Nutjob Hills.

For one thing, they suddenly develop an irresistible urge to ply their trade door to door at four AM.  time when decent normal(ish) people are usually trying to sleep.

They also tend to forget that they’re not in a place appropriate to their particular business.  Just the other day several people were awakened at 4AM by a guy making a sales pitch on behalf of don allred insurance burlington nc in spite of the fact that we’re nowhere near North Carolina.

I’m sure that he’d never do such a thing anywhere else but this is Nutjob Hills.

E-016- Two Launches One Perfect Docking


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Now this is how dockings are supposed to go.  Nice and smoothly with no mysterious disconnecting parts.

E-015- From Difficult To Ridiculous


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Ok, this whole mess is getting ridiculous in the extreme.  However I’ve figured out where the problem is and will be making changes for the next attempt.

E-014- How To Fail At Docking


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Unlike normal, I’m having the worst time with docking.

Check With Someone Who Knows


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So Ralph has decided that he’s going to learn guitar.  That’s all well and good but there’s the problem of getting a good one to learn on.  He doesn’t know the first thing about buying musical instruments of any flavor.  He asked me but I probably know less about such things than Ralph does.

The only advice I could give him is to check with people that do know.  If for you don’t know anyone that knows about the thing you’re looking to buy then the next best thing is to search it up on the web and go to sites that sell and talk about the thing you’re buying and read lots of reviews.  Reviews that are written by people who have bought the item and are not connected in any way to those who make and sell it are the kind you want to see.

These are the reviews that are most likely to point out a flaw or bug and explain why they didn’t like this or that feature about it.

Lots of people are willing to write all positive or all negative in their reviews but you want to look for the ones that can see both the good and bad features and just lay out the facts without a bunch of emotionalism that is really out of place.


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