I Didn’t Want What I Bought to Be Served Up with a Spoonful of Your Opinion.
While at the Delray Affair, I was enjoying walking along Atlantic Avenue...taking in all of the activity, people watching and enjoying the day.
While I was making a purchase at one of the booths, I made some small talk with the artist...something like It’s good to see it’s busy so early and on the first day.
What I didn’t expect or want when the artist handed me my receipt and bag was her opinion on the state of the country.
She went off on how scared she was about what was going on in the country and other opinions about various leaders.
Hey! I just wanted to buy your t-shirt. I wasn’t asking for your personal political opinion or your thoughts on the state of the world.
I was enjoying myself...at least I was until you served up your opinion. I don’t know you.
Myrl Jeffcoat wrote an excellent post...You can share anything in a blog, but should you?...that I hope you will read.
It is true that successful posts let your reader see who you are but there are some things your reader may not want to or care to know.
The same thing applies in the real world as it does in Cyberville.
If you are showing homes, or on a listing agreement...if you are discussing a loan application or inspecting a home, you need to be aware of why your clients are seeking out your services and it all revolves around THEM.
Your opinion about certain things, at least at this point, probably isn’t of interest to them. And in fact, it may make them decide to find someone who will provide them the service they are asking for and put the focus on them.