Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"Trust us," a website mindlessly implores, as if we should have good reason to, based on nothing more than the command.
My ex boss used to say, "'Trust me' means 'fuck you.'" And she was right.
There are but a few who can ask that I trust them implicitly, and even they might strain credulity by asking. And you don't want your credulity strained, so why ask to "trust us," or worse, "trust me"?
Take a look, if you will, at the plethora of sites insisting that you trust them on some inane bit of information -- they rarely ask you to trust them if they know they're snowing you -- that's just pathological.
If at some point in the post you also read "but the good news is...", it would be good to just quit the page immediately in protest.
Image: Brian Wright