Merry Christmas to all and have a safe and happy new year. I would like to give you something because I care. Advice.
If you play by the rules generally everything takes care of itself. We are very fortunate to live where we do in the world. Almost all of us in our society functions well with one another but be aware of the holiday tricksters and scammers.
Use of credit and debit cards are vulnerable always but especially this time of year with Christmas shopping and online activities. It is a shame in my opinion that their are those who think nothing of others.
Recently a couple of customers relayed to me a couple of similar stories. It goes like this:
I wanted to know how much it would cost to change some of my locks so I called what appeared to be the best locksmith around. He showed up and said it would be a ridiculous price. I told him thanks for the quote but then things became uncomfortable. He demanded money claiming there is no free quote and that he is prepared to do the work.
In both my customers cases they felt intimidated. These guys are not really locksmiths. They are hardware salesmen that hussle and intimidate for a living.
Maybe we should buy them a mirror for Christmas so they have something to look at in the morning.
So my gift to you is advice. Be sure keep it secure.
Looking back at this year I do have to say that most everyone that I had dealings with were wonderful and it is great to have a lot of awesome people around. We really do live in a great society.