Huh? Really? What do you think I’m doing dishonestly?
If that is the basis of our relationship, then maybe something needs to change, or one of us needs to go.
In my world
I have heard this before when I’ve asked one of my customers why he is shopping his account and bringing in other brokers to quote against me.
Why would I be dishonest, I work for you. Either you have coverage or you don’t. Was I dishonest when the company paid a $1.82 million dollar claim for the fatality your driver caused?
What if I would not have recommended buying higher liability limits? How bad would that have hurt your business if you had to stroke that check out of your bank account?
Was it being dishonest because I got paid more for selling additional coverage?
I don’t even set the rates, the insurance company does; and you don’t even pay me directly, it’s the company that sends you a bill.
Why I never……
Of course, if prospects never shopped then I wouldn’t have many opportunities to acquire new business, huh? I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too I suppose.
Ok, holier than thou…
Trust me, I’m not perfect; not even close. I am no better than you and don’t purport to be.
Two things I try very hard not to be however, is judgmental and hypocritical.
Yes, I am perfectly ok you judging me by my ‘body of work,’ my track record of who I am and what I stand for. If I were ever to run for political office I’m sure there is skeleton or two to be found, but it sure won’t be because I stole anything.
If I have to tell you I’m honest, is that kind of like me telling you I am a guru?
But this really gripes my ass
People who take advantage of other people, especially when they use the religion card and faith to gain someone’s trust.
Because most people really want to believe so much and they associate with like-minded people, they assume these are good people and will only do the right thing.
You know what they say when you assume something, right?
There was a story in our local paper about a church official who is now
hiding missing after allegedly stealing over $50,000 from his 400 member church.
Oh yeah, he also happens to be running for Osceola County Clerk of the Courts. His platform? This is a direct quote; “my platform is very basic and is based on honesty and integrity, living every day by my oath of office once elected to this very public-trust office.”
I almost spit my coffee. Really? Did he just utter that statement while he was
actively allegedly stealing from his church?
Some religions seem more susceptible than others, but without calling any particular one out you can certainly find plenty of cases where this occurred across all religions.
It just make you shake your head.
Is that forgivable?
Money, or lack thereof can make you do some things you normally wouldn’t think you would do. It appears some of these people, once they dipped their toe in the water, there was no turning back.
However, when you are knowingly doing this and know it will hurt others, sometimes in a devastating way; is there an appropriate punishment?
I know I can be naive and very trusting, but I certainly like to look for the good in people. Maybe it’s not a bad to thing to keep me honest. Not just for me, but for every relationship.
It’s sad to have to do that, but we have to be realistic too.
If I have nothing to hide then I shouldn’t be offended from someone keeping me honest, right?
My rant for the week
There are charlatans all around, even within these hallowed halls of social. It distresses me when I see people taken advantage of because they were trusting, and had no reason not to trust.
Can’t we just treat others like we would want to be treated?