Stupidity is still very much alive!!
As many know the topic of stupidity has occupied me privately and on this blog for quite a while. I’ve not written about it for quite some time. That ought not to mean that stupidity has died! The story below shows stupidity and its power.
- I can book at Booking.com for the same apartment at £475 per 5 nights and directly at the company for £485.
- I open it up to do a better deal.
- They respond with the same figure of £485.
Oh – you want to see the emails? Look down – for the main one. WARNING: Anyone who finds me, makes unsolicited contact, stalks me, sends me anything in the post, will meet the full force of the law!! I do not want to be contacted!! End of!
To: XXX Serviced Apartments <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 17:43:00 GMT
Subject: Re: Price issue
>>I am amazed how thoroughly detailed your email is!<<
Unfortunately, the thorough ‘detail’ didn’t seem to do much for me. But my attention to detail works better for my very vulnerable patients https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/xxxxxxx
>>I can offer an ongoing rate until end of Dec of £90pn + £35 cleaning fee<<
This equates to (90pn x 5) + 35 = 450 + 35 = £485.
The ‘detail’ showed that I’m £10 better off if I book with Booking.com. I’m missing why £485 that you offered in your email, is advantageous to me, over Booking.com at £475 (for 5 nights).
Booking.com – your middleman – must be taking the order of 15 to 18% commission, according to them (https://your.rentals/blog/booking-com-fees-how-are-they-calculated/).
It’s your business of course. I’ll book wherever I get the best price for me.
Many thanks for your kind response.
- They are a complete fool.
- They take me for a complete fool.
Well sorry it can’t/won’t be the latter.
Stupid: I don’t get it.
CW: The person offered the same price as was on their website, which was £10 more than at Booking.com.
Stupid: So what?
CW: My email to them showed exactly the same. I asked for a price that was better than at their company’s website – obviously.
Stupid: I still don’t see the point.
CW: If the company is offering nothing different or better for me, why waste time responding with so many words? They could have simply said, “Sorry we can’t change our price.”
Stupid: Well, they may have been trying to be polite.
CW: There is nothing impolite by saying ‘we can’t change our price’ – to equal or better Booking.com.
Stupid: People sometimes try to be polite.
CW: I couldn’t give a flying flamingo. Don’t waste my time!
Stupid: You are autistic!
CW: So what – I still don’t like stupidity and time wasting. I don’t have to be autistic to be the way I am. Ordinary non-autistic people resent their time being wasted with stupidity!
Stupid: You’re obsessive.
CW: You’re STUPID! And now gone! Poof!
Bonhoeffer’s words live strong.
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