People often don’t complain about a dirty restaurant.
“I’ll bet that our kitchen at home is dirtier than a restaurant kitchen is, so why worry about it?” is a oft-cited statement. And while that may be true, you’re at least aware of what is or isn’t dirty and take steps to recitify that before you dine.
If you didn’t care about this cleanliness perception, then why do you bother to clean your house before guests arrive? Why polish the silver or wipe down the haze from the glassware?
Exactly – you really are concerned about whether your home kitchen is clean, you just don’t want to admit it.
It’s simple: as we get older, our hearing is supposedly getting worse.
Listen to this video (watch your volume! you don’t want to blow your ears out unintentionally) and see if you can identify at what ranges your hearing begins and ends. The lower (and higher) the range you can hear, the better your hearing is at those levels.
Audio of the Spectrum of Human Hearing
The tone in the video ranges from 20Hz to 20kHz. Audio below 50Hz is likely not going to be heard very well by all people, and the same goes for audio in the 10kHz and higher range.
What was your range? Post it in the comments below…
If there’s one thing that you should make note of, it’s the FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION notices that are posted in your local restaurants.
There are only two reasons why an Inspection Score is not posted: the manager forgot to do so, or the score is embarrassing to the owner/manager.
The former is seldom likely to happen, as not having the score posted itself is a violation to be noted on the next review. The latter is more the case. Some locations do everything they can to hide a low score from being visible to the inquiring public, from placing it far away behind a counter – visible, but not readable; to placing it behind other paperwork on the wall – also visible, but obscured.
We do know of one fast-food chain location that was so proud of their “100 out of 100” score that they made a 2′ x 3′ poster of the inspection and placed it at the front door. No hiding from that.
Have you ever been to a store like Target or Costco and see something you’d like to buy – but set it back on the shelf because you “know it’s going to be on sale soon anyway, so why should I buy it now?”
JCPenney went through this thought process recently and said “why wait for a sale? our prices will always be the sale price!”… and their sales plummeted. It ends up that people LOVE shopping sales, and JCP reinstated a higher regular pricing vs lower sales pricing model like all other retail stores.
Trust is one of those business attributes that a company earns over time.
Once you lose that trust, it’s hard – but not impossible – to win back. Take Tylenol for instance – they had a horrible marketing nightmare after their scandal a few years back. Pundits said that Tylenol would never recover from the backlash.
But what did the company do? They fought back hard and were able to restablish that bond between themselves and the consumers. They earned back trust.
Other companies, however, don’t learn. They bungle their relationships with their customers and soon find themselves being left behind. Again, once you lose that trust, it’s hard to get back.
The classic 1973 movie WESTWORLD featured a high-tech amusement park where guests would pay $1000 a day in order to live their ultimate fantasies of being a gunslinger, a medieval knight, or a roman gladiator.
The catch? The vast majority of the park’s “employees” were robots, all designed to give the park guests the ultimate adventure.
If you are over 40 years old and still single, it can be harder and harder to find a date.
While your decision to hold off on a long-term relationship as you approach middle-age can vary, there is always a perception that needs to be overcome – “why are they not married yet/seeing someone? Something must be wrong with them.” In reality, that may not actually be the case.