Recently overheard a story that made me chuckle and also… shed a tear for my fellow man:
A man called in asking if I wanted to hear something funny.
“Well of course I do!” thinking this was a marketing gimmick. He let me know his GF likes to make fun of him, and would I like to know more? (I can hear GF giggling in the back)
“uhhh…”…. I dont think this is marketing call any longer. He dives in and proceeds to tell me his GF and her 3 friends come over every week to make up ridiculing poems about him and read them aloud so they can all laugh at him. Then asks if Donna is available this week?
“No sir Donna doesnt ‘work’ here.”
He hurriedly bumbles out “I have the wrong number” and hangs up.
Donna…. if you are out there…. Anonymous and his GF are wanting you for their weekly “ridicule session””
I knew kids these days were “experimental” but sheesh.
Then again, I have watched people senselessly dump money into “humiliating” investments they don’t understand and lose money to brokers and advisors who charge them fees for the privilege of taking risks they can’t afford. I’ve also spent the last 15 years observing (mostly in malls and on the Innernets) people bragging about spending money they don’t have for the things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like for the privilege of paying interest on a credit card they wished they never got.
If you want to avoid embarrassing yourself, go check out my life insurance guide and call me when you want a savings and insurance plan that makes sense, is guaranteed to work, and won’t require you to degrade and humiliate yourself when you’re old.