Project Optimism: There’s One Born Every Minute

My name is Anita, and I’m a sucker.


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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?