Examples of people we can’t talk to:
Loser – We call a guy who had told us he wants a handyman-type job. We say, “Can you come over pretty soon?” He says, “No, I’m busy right now.” Has really good excuse.
Off topic, but must finish this tale:
Winner – We send out an email to a friend asking for help to do this handyman-type job. She emails back immediately, says she has a 10.5 year-old grandson who is dying to do such work. She forwards our emails to the boy’s mother.
Next day the whole family is over here with all the required equipment. They all get busy helping their boy perform his first paying job. He’s thrilled. We’re thrilled. They require him to go to the door of our house to receive payment. We treat him with utmost respect, look at the work he did, praise the workmanlike job. He asks for $5!!! We say we “don’t have the right change.” [true] Pay him $10. Whisper suggestion that parents maybe should be rewarded.
Back on topic:
Cynics – we hear their complaints on the radio: everything is awful, broken, hopeless. They delight in proclaiming that “the system is broken!” as if they just thought of that over-used phrase.
Insulters – Blogposters who have an unkind or rude word for everyone. Often couched in its opposite – as in, “I’m sure you are intelligent enough…” clearly implying the opposite.
Sarcastic people – see above. Also, see Iago in Othello, by Wm. Shakespeare. The root comes “from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer…” For more detail, see the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Humorless people – see above. We know them when we see them.
Ignorant people – they don’t know or understand or remember history. History of the outcome from events that begin with unruly, disorganized mobs of originally well-meaning people, controlled by manipulators who are neither unruly nor disorganized, who often lose control when they least expect it.
The investment wisdom in this list? Don’t follow any of their recommendations or buy real estate from them, except from the Winner.