Well, there’s nothing further to be discussed, is there?
This never was a discussion, really. This started out as simple disagreement over the question if the average individual had the tools, acumen, or wherewithal to check the references of a service provider. I pointed out that although imperfect, the average individual does have the ability to do so; you disagreed.
Then, you provided your only real contribution to the exchange, pointing out that sans polling, our opinions on the matter were anecdotal. True enough.
That was essentially the end of the exhange. Ultimately, the matter had nothing to with the NHS, WalMart, Facebook, algorithms, and all that; that was just crap you threw up on the wall for reasons of your own; I don’t have the time or inclination to engage in amateur psychoanalysis of why you thought it was important to do so.
Ergo, there are four possibilities, sans data to back up each other’s positions:
- You’re full of shit
- I’m full of shit
- We’re both full of shit
- Neither of us are full of shit.
I doubt we agree on which of those is correct. :-)