Stop Talking: Bullshit!
I often sit at Starbucks in the town of Cologne where I live for a few years now. I love the atmosphere there like many others. This Starbucks has a large table for up to 8 people but mostly only 4-5 sit there and use up all the space to work there. The talking people around you plus the sounds of coffee ‘brewing’ have something special. Many people like Starbucks especially for this even when they just drink a “Chai Latte”.
I don’t understand mostly nothing about the topics people talk about but sometimes someone sitting close enough or speak loud enough with others so you can follow their topic. Yesterday I was at Starbucks again and a very young guy approximately 22-24 years old sat down at the big table with another guy and started talking slowly and quite. Within minutes he raised his voice and started talking very loud especially after another guy joined them.
Bullshit talk at Starbucks!
A while later, I heard enough and started writing this post while the topic of the meeting – which it really was – changed to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. The young guy tried to tell the other two pretty loud how the digital currency market works. Since I know for myself how the market works, it became interesting. Maybe he has some news? Nope, not at all!
He talked about so many side stories that he lost focus fast. His topic which was intentionally “Fond Investments”. He wanted to get both guys to invest 5K-20K Euros into his fond / company (I can’t write the name here). It deals with something and maybe also bitcoin… He tried hard to get them on the right way! But kinda feared to get to the amount they should invest. He talked about getting rich, slowly not fast because it would be bullshit. He wants them to get more out of it through packages in a snowball system, which are basically illegal. And kept talking about winning now, not to miss it, the big chance he forget to tell. Or is it coming?.
He kept on. And after it took him too long to get the two guys into the investment; He talked about yield, teams, the big cash return. I was just wondering what would happen if I would tell the two guys that the snowball system is illegal in Europe. I didn’t got the chance and kept listing to something I fell for in my youth too and did the same mistake.
I call all this “Bullshit”!
Blah blah blah…
Back in the 1990’s I fell for other bullshit someone told me about selling insurances and another guy at selling the ultimate alarm systems. I fell for them and paid the price of my stupidity. Both of the guys here in Starbucks listing to the young guy / sales person have to pay their price too. Did I feel sorry for them? Not at all! You are the master of your own fate and stupidity.
Here I end my post and quit the bullshit I heard and switched to the couch to watch something on Netflix I just discovered. More about this tomorrow…
Life happens. Beware there is a trap for anyone!