N.Y. Times Offers Tips On How To Deal With Bullshit


Actually, the term “Bullshit” was my own insertion.  The Times article by “The Haggler” was much more subdued in the original title of the article.

I kinda like “bullshit” only because most of us peons can relate to that term having endured a lot of “bullshit” over the years along with “chicken shit” as well.  Although I must admit, “bullshit” is easier to take than “chicken shit.”  If you’ve never encountered a truck hauling a load of chicken shit on a hot summer day, then you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about.

I’ll put it to you this way.  If you don’t have hair on your chest now, you will after following a chicken shit truck.  This includes women too.

Anyhow, the “Hacker” gives some tips on how to deal with bad service or people who give you bad service.

I of course, have added my own ideas to help you along.

He suggests using your camera to present your case. I’m thinking that you might have stayed at a 5 star hotel,  and checked into the room only to discover that no candy mints were left on the bed for you.  Obviously a case for small claims court.  So take a photo of the bed showing that there were no mints, and “presto” off to file the claim.

You could also request a private chat with the offending person or company.  Perhaps in a secluded motel room where you have a hidden camera and you’re naked as the person walks into the room. Blackmail seems to work in this case.

Haggler says that maybe you should attempt to be “passive aggressive” in your complaints when presenting your complaint.  Like explaining the situation calmly.  Several tranquilizers work well for me.  Makes me verrrrry passive but without being aggressive, unless you count the 45 sticking out of my shoulder holster.

There’s also the “reverse charge” factor. Call your credit card company and ask them to reverse the charges because you’re not happy with the service you received.  Caution…..doing this several times over a period of a few months while staying at the same Holiday Inn might tend to diminish your credibility and clue in the credit card company that you are a lousy money-grubbing slug.

You can also use the old reverse technique by saying to the offender, “What would you do in my situation?”  However, if they have a better answer than you, you’re screwed.

Haggler also says you could go to the ultimate extreme and call the CEO of the company, or perhaps even write him.  That’s a very good idea, although your letter will most likely reach his secretary first, and as well all know, she’s sleeping with him, and…..she’ll protect ol snookims and throw your letter in the trash.  To prevent that from happening, revert back to the photograph section of this blog. Mailing suggestive photographs of the CEO might get you some attention…….at least enough for your letter to make it past his secretary.

Those are most of the recommendations that the Haggler suggests. You could also write to him at haggler@nytimes.com and I’m assuming that he will haggle on your behalf.

As for myself, I have my own theory on how to deal with bad service or bad businesses.  Sic your wife or girlfriend on them.  There’s nothing worse than a pissed off woman.  Trust me here.

Any guy that’s a CEO or manager of a business does not want anything to do with an irate pissed off woman.  I know you guys out there know what the hell I’m talking about too.  Just sends chills down my spine thinking about it.

Word of caution however. If the CEO or manager is a woman…………..just forget about all of the above advice, go home, pour yourself a stiff drink, and get wasted.

Because that’s what your time complaining to a woman will be…..wasted.

Ask any guy who’s married.

Copyright 2010 MisfitWisdom RLV

About misfit120

Former disc jockey, (Dick Jones) 30 years, and author of, "I Could Have Been Famous But Sex, Love & Life Got In The Way" available at Amazon.com books, & Kindle, "The Covert Chamber" a mystery novel available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, and "Forgotten" the story of two WWI pilots who were forgotten for over 70 years available on Amazon.com and Kindle
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