Imagine you come upon someone saying ‘I know of a way to be free of the buttons and bindings of being here, a way to brush aside dusty webs from the mirror – it’s as simple as breathing …’ What would you say?
(You may choose more than one option.)
A – What’s the catch?
B – No thanks. I’m an atheist.
C –Spill. My life sucks.
D – I’m too busy. I haven’t the time for your feel-good crap.
E – What are you selling?
F – If it’s so good, why haven’t I heard about it before?
G – What you need is a digital marketing strategy. I know someone who can help.
H – What has it done for you?
I – I’m quite happy with what I have, thank you.
J – Piss off.
K – You’ve got five minutes, mate.
L – Do I look like an idiot?
M – Oh? And how is this different to the 1,001 other self-help projects out there?
N – I would so like this to be real …
O – Go ahead. I’m listening.
P – Who are you and who do you work for?
Q – Got any big names onboard?
R – What’s in it for you?
S – How much?
T – Where is the supporting evidence?
U – I’ll wait to see how it turns out for others first.
V – What’s the philosophy behind it?
W – My old Dad used to say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
X – Have you got a book or a DVD or a website I can go to?
Y – Hang on – I think ________ would like to hear about this too.
Z – Nothing. I’d keep walking.
And me? I’m the clown without a mask making strange and wonderful claims.