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The Business Of Lying
by Jeris
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Sun, May 31, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

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permalink   Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 5:16 AM
Nice blues setting. Thanks for resurrecting my mild rant.

The latest infuriating lie: local presence dialing. The practice of making a sales call appear to come from your local area code. My common sense would tell me if I were a salesman I wouldn’t want to start the conversation with a blatant lie, as a potential customer why would I want to do business with someone who introduces themselves as a liar? I just can’t get my head around how they could possibly think that’s a good idea. Well, except for the other infuriating aspect of existence: people are stupid. If it didn’t work they wouldn’t do it.
permalink   Jeris Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 5:41 AM
Ha! My only guess is that there must have been some statistical significance , like maybe people are twice as likely to even answer and maybe they get paid for just reaching a human with or without acquisition. But, yeah …seems like keeping loyal customers would be at least as important as finding new ones, but like the music industry, seems like it’s all disposable, “single-serve” as Tyler Durden put it. Wow…did I just quote a fictional character?

You should seriously consider making a podcast of this. I would be a loyal listener! And you have a perfect voice for it too. I think you could probably make a living out of it. At least make a sequel to this!

I’ll tell you what’ else is worth exploring as a “business of lies”…the nutrition lies we are fed! I could rant on that one.
permalink   Speck Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 8:03 AM
“the nutrition lies we are fed!”

I’ve been thinking a good idea for a video project would be to walk up and down the aisles of a grocery store and point out the lies on pretty much every product there. (Although I’m pretty sure you’d get kicked out before you could get much footage.) Or a “public art” project - put sticky notes on every lie. And yes, I consider a package three times the size of how much ‘food’ it contains a lie, as well as all those containers with recessed bottoms. So that’s probably eighty percent of everything in the store right there, without even getting into the nutrition lies.
permalink   Jeris Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 8:06 AM
Haha…yup. There’s a scene in a movie called “the perfect human diet” where a doctor takes a tour through a grocery store and points out some of the problems. Yeah, I wonder how they managed to pull that off.
permalink   Jeris Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 8:08 AM
Too bad that app “stickybits” is no longer around. It enabled users to leave virtual sticky notes on products through barcode scanning on your phone.
Martijn de Boer (NiGiD)
permalink   Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 4:46 PM
Mighty damn nice
permalink   Jeris Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 5:34 PM
Thanks, Martijn!!
permalink   Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 11:14 AM
“It was fascinating”..Yes Sir(s) & Madame(s), this certainly is. My expectations of my samples are blown outta the water once again by the profundity of collaboration. Thanks to all involved, and all who listen.
permalink   Jeris Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 11:42 AM
Thanks for the samples…they rock!!
Stefan Kartenberg
permalink   Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 10:47 PM
very cool