We’ve all heard and seen those advertisements that talk about something that doctors or plumbers or bankers hate. It’s some trick that somebody figured out, and now the professionals aren’t making as much money, so they hate the fact that somebody figured out “their tricks.” The crazy things about those ads is that they work. They play off of our paranoid natures where everything in us wants to believe what they are saying. The irony, however, is that the people tricking us aren’t the doctors or the accountants, it’s the people behind the ads.
Having said that, there are some legitimate “tricks” that people in various industries would rather you didn’t know. Of course, when we say “people” we aren’t referring to everybody. For example, many IT professionals would be more than happy if you knew how to restart your computer. It would solve 90% of your problems and take a load off of them. Without a doubt though, there are some that would rather you didn’t realize it so that they can make some extra bucks when you call. It’s worth mentioning, however, that these are usually the rookies and amateurs (which is why they don’t have enough business). So, without further ado, these are 25 tricks that some professions and business actually do hate.
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If it’s electronic, you can get it cheaper online. Usually a lot lot cheaper.
Order an espresso with extra ice and use the milk from the condiment bar. Instant latte, and the coffee bar hates you.
Turning it off and back on again. Actually, on second thought, the IT guys don’t hate this trick at all. They would rather you use it because then you won’t bother them.
They hate it when you ask to be put on their “do not call list” because they are legally obliged to do so.
They hate it when you take a few hours to learn things about your car like how to change the oil, the fluids it needs, easy fixes, etc. This is because informed customers don’t typically pay to have their blinker fluid changed. Also, they don’t want you buying a Honda. Those things never break.