10/24/2005

Good Intention, Bad Idea

The best ideas can have the worst results. People feel they have to show rank in order to seem important. The lastest debate oon t he license plate list is a discussion over whether or not we should be grading collectors based on the number of good or bad transactions completed. I t doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense, I know I wouldn't want a "black mark" next to my name just because a deal went sour. Most collectors realize when someone goes on a rant about a paricular transaction, people have to take it with a grain of salt. Repeat offenders usually are very easy to spot, they only really want to deal with strangers and try to keep the transactions as quite as possible. It's sad but true. However I am not ready to broadcast evvery single reason why I feel someone screwed me. I geuss I trust people too much, in return I do want them to trust me. Notice who endorsed the idea, a ruthless plate collector who doesn't leave room for the slightest error. I advanced a theory about this person based on facts and he took it completely the wrong way. A simple questioning of his ethics led to a week long suspension on the list. I bring this up because he obviously doesn't trust too many people himself and therefor will use this system as the ruler to measure all collectors. I hate being labelled, this new theory is doing this very thing.
Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?

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