See what happened there? You got all excited and intrigued by the title you wanted to read more, didn’t you? Curiosity is a pain!
I hate to tell you this though, but you were tricked into reading this blog post.
Pretty much like every misleading headline or advertisement does to you.
The majority are misleading, false and have nothing to do with what they really mean.
News headlines that promise to reveal something shocking and a “worldwide exclusive” (as if the whole world is sitting at the edge of its seat waiting for a development in e.g. a royal wedding or the end of a year-long television series).
Advertisements that promise one thing and deliver another. Things like “half-off anything from this shelf”, but when you reach the counter you are told that you had to get two of the same items in order to benefit from the offer.
Airlines advertising low-price tickets but when you are about to book you see the price rising sky high due to added taxes, administrative costs etc etc. Even the “change without charge” is not true, as the only thing you don’t pay is the administrative costs.
Every day we face situations such as these. Things that mislead us and in essence deceive us into believing their marketing crafts.
Then we are left feeling cheated and make a racket out of it to anyone who dares listen.
We just need to develop the sense of reading beyond the “charming” lines, judge what the reality would be and pay attention to avoid being duped (again)!
What people say and what they mean is usually different. We just need to learn to understand what they mean despite what they say.
Also part of Daily Prompt: Ripped from the Headlines!