I’m becoming a glass half empty kinda gal…

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trustIt’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?

3 Comments
  • Ben
    September 17, 2009

    Ami you are not the only one. Unfortunately it is society these days. You honestly cant trust strangers these days, especially when in some instances you cant even trust our friends.

    In saying that though 9 times out of 10 you are trusting somebody with a possesion, rather than your life, or the life of a loved one. So if something does happen, all you have lost is your possesion, as awful as that would still be. In your case, if your diamond was swapped you, for starters be none the wiser, and secondly would still have your loving husband at the end of the day.

    (As you can tell i’m a kind glass half full kinda guy) :) xx

  • deano
    September 17, 2009

    Kylie would love a diamond swap! yep that is my new standard for me dealing with people/companies is that when they say they are goin to do something you do expect it to happen. i pulled out of the australian team (world baking cup) yesterday for that very reason.

  • Kerryn
    September 17, 2009

    Having had the same “burnt” experience with my wedding dress it is so disappointing to know that your own morals and standards are just out of the norm.

    It may make you a cynic, Ami but sometimes that is safer.

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