Subjective vs Objective In stories, newspapers, and the spoken word, people all over the world are trying to convince you to think as they do.
They are bombarding you with facts and figures, opinions and projections.
It is up to you to create order within this chaos and find the patterns that will help you to understand what is true, what could be true, and what is outright false.
Here’s how it works: a beautiful Russian woman, complete with beautiful Russian woman pictures, contacts her target through an online dating site.
She starts a charming, and rapidly deepening correspondence, gets her target hooked, and then it comes: the request for money.
There are variations on what the money is for, but usually it’s for a plane ticket.
In one such example, recently reported by the Register, a man using the account name of “Hot Lips” recounts his experience with a Russian dating scamstress, explaining that “After some correspondence, ‘she’, confessed that ‘she’ actually lived in Omsk, Russia.
This was all accompanied by some very nice pictures of someone.
Anyway, the sordid story continues and ‘she’ decides she loves me so much that ‘she’ wants to come and see me but, alas, ‘she’ can’t afford the airfare.
However, ‘she’ knows a really cheap travel agent that will cut a great deal if we book right now (‘Her’ birthday’s coming up – did I mention that?
)”Presumably the reason for the liberal use of single quotes around the word “she” in Hot Lips’ account is because, of course, the odds are as good as not that the person behind the scam may be of the Y-chromosome variety, and not a woman at all.
Hey, it doesn’t really matter, because they have no intention of ever meeting you in person anyways.