I was cornered by a man this week who interrogated me for a while before I thought it only fair to ask him what exactly he did for a living. To my great irritation, he went on to ask a whole host of questions and make abstract statements, building up to the real answer. Several sentences later, I was still none the wiser, and my threadbare patience drove me to cry out in exasperation “but what does that mean? What do you actually do?”.
I felt a wee bit ashamed when he looked surprised and replied, ‘now wait a minute dear’ but then I wondered in amazement how he failed to notice the several minutes I had already given him. A bucket of verbal dioarrhea later, I got my answer, but to my dismay it was not worth it.
In a community where we are always busy and attention is a limited resource, I wonder if the jungle approach is the best – you know, “Me Tarzan, you Jane”. Clear and simple.
- We analyse online opinion and feelings
- We help you maintain your social life
- We connect talent to employers
Easy to understand, and once I do, I am motivated to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ etc. But how can you jump in with why you’re so great and why there’s a need for you, and expect me to give a damn, when I don’t understand who or what you ARE! Sigh.