Project Optimism: There’s One Born Every Minute
My name is Anita, and I’m a sucker.
Ugh, right? SCAMS! Why do they exist? And why do we fall for them?
Because we’re suckers? Partially, but that’s not all. We all just want things to be a little bit easier. Is that such a horrible thing? No. UNLESS you jump into something without so much as a simple Google search. THAT, my friends, is what makes you a sucker.
Last week, in the interest of making things a little bit easier for us, we blindly signed up for a totally stupid online scam. I know, I know…I’m Google queen! My Google-fu is mighty! And yet, on that one day, I leapt before I looked. On the off-chance that one of you also doesn’t Google stuff, save yourself the grief and stay away from Home Site Production, or Work-At-Home-Digital, or whatever other names it may go under. Thankfully, we stopped ourselves at the first level, but I can totally see people shelling out a whole bunch of money on the first day before they realize that they’ve been duped.
It’s an awful feeling. I pride myself on being a smart person. I usually have a light edge of cynicism that prevents shit like this. I don’t give out information on the telephone. I hang up when callers tell me my computer has been hacked and they need to access it remotely to fix the issues. But I admit that I’m an instant gratification kind of girl and I got swept up in the promise of vacations and home renovation budgets. I’m a bit of a sucker.
“Wait a minute,” you’re saying, “how is this Project Optimism???”
Well, we all learn from our mistakes, right? That’s good. And we stopped at the first level, which is a lot better than it could have been. I’m optimistic that I will be MUCH MUCH MUCH smarter from now on!
Even if I don’t get any smarter, my ass is getting better so who cares, right?