Two ThingsLorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:09:00 PM
This game says that any field of study can be summed up with two key points - anything else either follows from the two things, or isn't really necessary.
Origins and examples can be found in this Agoraphilia post.
So, try reducing your field down to its Two Things!This thread is tagged:
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Belle, I've got to say, what really pisses me off about the home-buying process is your #2, namely that I'm being considered guilty until proven innocent. Some of the things that have been said to me indicate that the assumption is, without even knowing me, that I'm a liar. Well, I'm fucking not and I really resent the implication. It certainly doesn't make me want to cooperate. So my advice to you is that A) your #2 is sometimes wrong and B) if you need to believe your #2 to save your ass in case it's right, please, don't let your clients know that's your attitude towards them going in. Because it fucking sucks.
Reasons people lie about having money:
1. They're embarrased about not having money.
2. They really just want to look at houses but can't buy one.
3. They think that their offer will get higher consideration if they're pre-approved or whatever.
4. They aren't exactly lying, they just sadly overestimate what they can afford, and then the mean mean banker squashes their dreams.
Really? I was assuming that people lie in the other direction, because they are constantly being upsold. Why would they tell someone the absolute top of their range? Lowballing it a little is the only way they'll have a fighting chance of seeing houses that are actually in their comfort zone, budget-wise.
As a newly prospective buyer I can vouch for that. We asked to see a house at the very top of our range, because it looked very, very promising, and now she's calling us about houses that are 20-30K above that.
I slapped down our agent when he wanted to show us houses that were out of our price range. Well, a bank might have given us a loan, but we would have been stretching a lot. The agent works for you, right? [sorry, OT]
1. Regardless of whatever Lean Flow/Lean 6 Sigma/Product Pull System "du jour" has been instituted, expedites will never go away. Why? Because the fucking salesmen will always guarantee the customer a 4 week lead time even though they fucking well know it takes at least 8 to make the product.
2. Murphy's Law always wins and whatever could go wrong will. If the job is hot, the asset running it will either break down or the operator grinding it will scrap it.
Glen, the author of the blog post referenced in the header, gathered "Two Things" input from many sources including this thread (we're famous!) and posted them here. There are some good ones.
Weird. I got an email today from someone about my post #3.
I think I posted the same thing somewhere else on a "two things" thread or site, but can't remember where.