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Cutting Corners

on: 16 April 2012

Some people call it trust, others write it off as “having faith,” I prefer to think of it as being efficient, but in the end, all the rationalization in the world won’t save you from the chaos caused by neglecting to review the information others share. When I heard how a Google skim-job and haste-fully chosen hotel room left Mary with a reservation in Santa Fe, New Mexico instead of the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City, I thought: “Great Sapient!” Mary's story carried top billing for two days, until my laziness played directly into Chuck’s hand and set me up to “one up” her. 

You can't go to Brazil and *not* buy a bikini... or two, right? My trip mates concurred, and with that we established Sunday afternoon's mission. I figure, if any single garment will motivate me to move my bum it's a Brazilian bikini bottom. Consequently I found a suitable suit quite quickly. My girls, however, were a bit more particular. Several shopping hours later we found ourselves slap happy and mall walking, where we stumbled upon a lightly patronized shop. While Kleo and I competed to see who could hold their arms out the longest, our comrade hit the fitting room hard and, before long, emerged donning a darling little number. She did a lap around the store, scored several compliments, and scurried back to evaluate her remaining items. Neither Kleo nor I thought anything of this because, after 4 min, the arm game consumed most of our focus. 

Erin Wilson is the author and publisher of the Sapient Salesman

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