Highfaluting Experts (Musing)
I have met many experts in my lifetime, and most of the time they are kind of pretentious. Suffice to say that may not be true for all, and the ones that disclaim that they are, are ironically the ones that have a thing or two to share and their knowledge simply wows the daylights out of most people. So the question then is, why do some people like to make false claims or boast about their small achievements? Perhaps to bulldoze their points across, and maybe that makes them feel better.
I met this guy once and he likes to say something, and as soon as he detects any disbelief from his audience, he would punctuate his sentence with an “I know because I am blah blah..” Like for some reasons he seems to be afraid that people around him do not know that he has been putting in all the effort.
It seems like a holier than thou attitude towards debate of any sort, and these people don’t take no for an answer or any form of resistance. Interestingly, it might be easy to sell a lemon to people like that. All you need to do as a sales person is to approach them and then as soon as you encounter an obstacle in the conversation, you would promptly say, “I understand that you can’t make a decision now, but that is fine, you can check back with your supervisor and let me know. This is my card.”
Saying that sentence alone could cause bush fires in winter. That sentence would literally cause flumes to emit from the ears of these pompous experts. This is because their pseudo position is insecure, and now somewhat threatened by clever presentation. Actually there is no real threat or destabilising force present. It is merely a play on words, and this time these highfaluting experts will get a taste of their own medicine.