Early interesting Cars:
I am not out of the woods yet. I have spent a lot of time talking to ‘Lucy’ the cat. We had a talk about con-men last evening. I told her about that dude in South Carolina awhile back who took us for hundreds of dollars. He had convinced me he was a stranded pilot who had had everything stolen. I bought it hook line and sinker.
I told her about a ‘contractor’ who took my sweet neighbor for a couple thousand dollars over in Charlotte. He promised to add a room and carport. She asked if she need to pay anything up front. “Oh no mam, you don’t know me. But I NEVER take money until materials are on the lot to show good faith.”
The next day there was 4 bags of mortar mix $18) and a $50 pile of sand. She paid him $2200. And never saw him again.
I have heard many stories, even given money to some, knowing something wasn’t right.
Lucy seemed to say to me; you are like those silly dogs. They will believe anything. They trust you humans. You could have a gun or knife to do harm and them not know it. Dogs are gullible. You notice that is not true with us cats. YOu have fed me for a cuple months and you still haven’t proven to me that you are not gonna trap me and send me off to the Animal control, then to LALA land. Maybe you are not a con man, but I don’t know that yet!
She had a point. Con men are just that. They get our confidence and BAM! And I'm saying, what did I just do?
Anyway life is like that. I have been taken by some good con men. But in the long run I still trust. I was done very dirty by a Highway Patrolman and a small town judge once. My new wife was with me, it made the blow worse. But I do not put all law enforcement into the same bag. I still trust our police service.
Salesmen and politicians can also get your confidence, then throw you faith to the wind. BUT I know good men in those professions and I can still trust.
As my dad once said, that is why they are called confidence men, they first get your confidence.
PS: I know about confidence men, and I am still like a dog! ;-)