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Which of the following do you distrust the most?

Asked by john65pennington (29235points) March 18th, 2011

There are three catagories to select from: A. car salesman, B. criminal lawyer, C. the milkman. Have you had a bad, personal experience with any of these three? Question: if so, what was your experience and what was the outcome?

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tedd's avatar

I have never had an experience with a milkman.

Car salesmen are very hit or miss. I have dealt with some who were just total d-bags and lied to my face, and others who were extremely accommodating honest and nice.

I have very limited experience with laywers, but it was positive.

If I HAD to pick one I would say lawyers, but only because if you pay them they will side with you even if they know you did something wrong.

erichw1504's avatar

A. Somehow convinced me to lease a bicycle.
B. Turned me into the criminal.
C. We always bought our milk at the store, so why does he come by?

So, who do I distrust the most? That’s a hard choice…

thorninmud's avatar

I’ve only really had experience with A. the car salesman, so I’m reacting to abstractions here, but here goes:

My relationship with the car salesman is always going to be somewhat adversarial. In a sense we kind of depend on each other, but our interests are opposed: he wants as much of my money as he can get, and I want to give him the least possible. That sets up an inevitable conflict, all masked behind a veneer of amiability, and it’s that false friendliness that’s most disturbing and inspires mistrust.

The criminal lawyer will be very manipulative when he needs to be, but I fully recognize that what he does is absolutely vital to the function of justice. Our system depends on having defenders who will spare no effort in mounting a vigorous defense of even the most unsavory people. It may not earn them much esteem from the public, but it serves our collective good. I may not trust the version of facts that they present, but I don’t feel that they’re the adversary in the picture, working against my interests (although I’m sure @john65pennington may see this differently).

As for the milkman, I have absolutely no grounds for either trusting or mistrusting him.

12Oaks's avatar

JLawyer. I’d never hire one. If I am guilty, would plead so like a man and pay the price. If not guilty would represent myself because who better than me could tell the truth about what happened, or didn’t happen. I’d never hire a stranger to be in control of my fate when its me who is most invested and can best prove or disprove the false accusations.

marinelife's avatar

I don’t distrust any of them as a class. I tend to treat people as individuals.

YARNLADY's avatar

Milkman? What? Is there still such a thing? I haven’t seen one of them since I was a child.

I don’t trust lawyers.

downtide's avatar

I’ve never had a bad experience with a milkman. I’ve never had any experiences at all with car salesmen or criminal lawyers. The ones I really don’t trust are politicians.

anartist's avatar

When is the last time anyone has seen a milkman? I thought milk deliveries died in the 60s.
A criminal lawyer will do you the best if you’ve got the cash.
Dunno if same could be said for a car salesman [in particular a used-car salesman].

@12Oaks a man represented pro se is a fool represented by a fool.

faye's avatar

we had milk delivered until about 1990. Very fetching, he was

Bellatrix's avatar

I don’t really distrust any of them as a group. Met a few dodgy car salesmen…never had to deal with a criminal lawyer (thank goodness) and we don’t have a milkman.

downtide's avatar

@anartist there is still mik delivery in my area but I don’t use it. I stopped one hot summer when the milk got left out on the doorstep every day in the hot sun, and was off by the time i got home from work. Even though I left notes for him every day to leave it in the porch (which was unlocked) where it was shady.

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