Share Your World
18th May 2020
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What’s something you really resent paying for?
Without a shadow of doubt – poor service.
Now this is an excellent question Melanie and one l feel at some point this year perhaps we could both explore this further as a topic on the series Magazine on a Bench as l think this has some additional mileage to it.
A few years back l read a survey on what people detest paying for in this country [UK] – the top 5 were … TV licence, delivery charges, electric bills, overdrafts and gas bills – basically products and services or rather basic services for commodity used. I find it astounding at times how people don’t just look at poor quality service full stop. Why people expect everything for nothing is quite beyond me.
When you receive a good quality 100% service you don’t feel like you have been shafted in your butt!
Years ago and by this l am referring to 1991 l was having a conversation with some city types in London [Barristers, Bank Managers and Retail CEO’s]. We were all sitting in a fancy Thai restaurant just off Edgeware Road and as it was in the mid summer we were sitting outside and having this very conversation … what did we really resent paying for? There was a whole range of topics thrown in until one of them suddenly declared ‘I resent paying for sex!’
We all looked at her [yes it was a her], and at that time l was a working escort who was in essence being paid for sexual services when not ‘just’ escorting and so this sparked my interest and l set to asking her all sorts of questions.
Principally my questions were aimed at what she detested the most – was it just the sex, the type of sex, were her fantasies or fetishes not being respected? It all came down to one thing … a lack of quality service. She wasn’t that bothered if the sex was poor, but if the service was inadequate she felt shafted in her butt!
That night we all agreed that it didn’t matter what we were paying for as long as we received a ‘good quality and genuine service’, we would pay for anything without resentments.
So to your question … What’s something you really resent paying for?
What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen?
Mm, now this is a question indeed – what one might define as unsettling another may not. Some don’t like ghost stories for the scares, others don’t like slasher movies for the gore, then we have mind benders that screw with your head … we have those who hate the reality of the world news and real time films … so where does one start?
So let me think ….. l will list a few of the most disturbing l have seen and then take my pick.
Gerald’s Game DO NOT Watch if easily unsettled
DO NOT Watch if squeamish
Saw DO NOT Watch if squeamish
Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer – DO NOT Watch if squeamish
Read the book as well – Shaun Kimber
Now of the four listed which could l simply not finish watching?
The Human Centipede!!
Do you judge people?
I would counter that first with ‘define judging people’ …. unfairly judging people on first meetings or judging people when you know them as in having an opinion on someone’s behaviour or actions? Out of 100% l do not judge people by a good 90% but there is always that 10% residue where sometimes you can’t help yourself and usually it’s not actually referred to as ‘judging someone”, but gut instinct. I listen to my gut many a time. I trust my gut more than people … l also trust dogs more than people! Dogs are excellent judges of character!
Finish this sentence: “Back in my day, we…”?
Partied hard and F####d harder – hey it was the crazy 80’s!! When l wasn’t doing that l was working 7 days a week from 6am to 8pm!
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…………….. AND then there ‘s always The Music!!