A Word from A
Plate is Hot!"
1999, by Cheryl Demas
When you're at a restaurant, and the server
tells you "the plate is hot" I'll bet you go ahead
and touch the plate anyway. Most people do. Watch them the next
time you're out. We get the warning, touch the plate, and then
say, "Ouch, that is hot!" Same thing if someone says,
"this tastes awful!" We pass the offending food around
the table and then we say, "Ewww, that does taste awful!"
It seems to be human nature, we have to find out for ourselves.
I see the same phenomenon all
the time among people looking for a home business. We've been
warned and warned about scams. But we either ignore the warnings
or we go ahead and fall for the same scams all over again. Why
do we have to find out for ourselves? Do we think we're smarter
than everyone else?
Or is it just wishful thinking?
The claims sound so good, we really want them to be true. We
want to believe that this time, someone will pay us $3 to lick
an envelope, Bill Gates really will send us $10,000 for forwarding
email. It would be so easy, if only it was true.
Of all of the women I know who
are successful in their home business, none of them have achieved
their success without a lot of hard work.
Next time you're considering
sending money to someone who is making outrageous claims, stop
and think. This time won't be different, once a scam, always
a scam. Use common sense, and if it sounds too good to be true,
it probably is.
Before you get burned, just remember,
The Plate Is Hot!