Originally Posted by scubaru
Alright you make a lot of valid points and they make sense to me. I didn't mean for the thread to go in a "me me me" way, my apologies.
I'll head over there and try it out then, thanks!
Welcome to the forums - and I hope you don't get scared off by some remarks here.
For me, I love to hear about the back-story before chiming in on a serious topic. I am pleased you shared with us your frustration, the type of issues you have encountered, and those great quotes you posted.
Many here are attorneys and doctors, and in their profession they need to do a lot more listening than talking - and I choose to take a similar approach.
So please continue in this thread you have authored. You have titled it very well - and because of the title, I was drawn to it. What would be helpful is to post some images of what you are referring to - and they don't have to be self portraits for us to get an idea of what you are facing.
For myself, I was born and raised around Newport Beach, California where style was everywhere. My neighbors included John Wayne, who always had a hand to waive as we sailed past his corner boat dock. But "The Duke" wore quality. And it was the quality that folks admired. It was also the way he wore that western hat too.
Now that I have moved to Western Montana - I still dress a "notch" or two up - with quality attire. When Bruce Springsteen came to town to visit (not to perform), he hung out with the local crowd. And here was a multi-millionaire, who could afford anything he wanted - but he chose a 100% high quality cotton shirt, great denims, and great leather boots - and also a great watch too.
Enough of me . . . let your travels in dialog begin. I suspect you will be here for many, many more years - so let us get to know you.
Quote from my previous employer: "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care". [ Jim Rohn ]
Edited by David Copeland - 5/4/13 at 6:11am