It’s a sad thing when you say to yourself that you don’t really trust anyone. I’m not talking family or friends, but trusting someone when they say yes we’ll have that done for you, or no that won’t be a problem.
So where is all this coming from. Well. Over the last couple of days the issue of trust or just believing someone’s word has got me thinking about the way I view our society.
First there was the lovely catering incident. You can read about that here. Then yesterday I took my engagement ring and another ring in to be cleaned before the big day. It crossed my mind more than once: ‘Would I get my ring back with the same diamond?’ You hear so many horror stories of stones being swapped that I was actually really nervous about leaving my most important pieces of jewellery.
I remember when we chose my diamond, my other half asked the lady, how do we know that when we pick up the finished ring it’ll be the same diamond. She rambled on about their reputation and valuations and certificates, but still, you just never know.
I seem to have developed this attitude of ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’, so I don’t find myself being disappointed when something isn’t ready when someone said it would be.
It’s quite sad, my pessimistic attitude that I’ve been developing. In my own work, I love the theory of under promising and over delivering. Classic case of always better to be safe than sorry. And keeping our clients’ happy is of course top priority.
So what do you think? Do you question most things people say in relation to timeframes, promises etc? Do you think that we all just lead such busy lives that it has become the norm to not deliver things on time? And do you find it easier just not to trust people in the first place?