I am thinking that being hoodwinked by a Big Business Bully is the same as being a nonbeliever in ghosts: the until-it-happens-to-you phenomenon. Isn’t that what every paranormal/ghost believer says? Add me to the list – -paranormal and hoodwinked — I’m a believer.
The hoodwinked part is chronicled in previous articles about the national home builder whose product I purchased four years ago here in Florida only to be having it rebuilt around me as I write this entry to document my saga. This situation is not so affectionately referred to by me as the Willowbrook lab.
Another feature of the Willowbrook lab is its ability to improve your concentration. If being easily distracted is a problem, we have the opportunity here to wear industrial strength earmuffs and attempt to think and carry out the normal activities of daily life. It’s more of a flooding technique than a shaping technique since the ear blasting happens quickly and loudly once the scaffolding goes up. A flooding technique is just what it sounds like: immersive and intense like being thrown into the deep end. A shaping technique is more gradual. You know, like the way you get reeled into a purchase by the advertising and promises of Big Business Bullies: “One home. One family at a time.”
People think suspicious emails posing for money are a bigger threat than the reality going on every day around us: Big Business Bullies engaging in white collar crime, often protected by the law. They can build it. Another law might prevail. If the bullies get caught. If the victims persist loud enough and long enough. If government cronies of the bullies grow a conscience instead of back scratching and lining their own pockets with contributions and favors.
I was thinking about all this as I’m sitting here in the Willowbrook lab eating my lunch and wearing my vise-like industrial strength earmuffs. These I find also curb my appetite by amplifying the sound of my chewing. This control-food-consumption feature is a bonus in addition to the pain from pressing on your external ear. Both are distracting. Possibly 50/50 whether the external pain is worth avoiding the internal ear pain from unsafe decibels here at the Willowbrook lab.
Oh wait, there’s another opportunity here. Controlling the nausea that surfaces from that horrific grinding jack hammering, floor-vibrating noise. Since I’m acquiring an extensive audio library of these horrendous noises, I am wondering if I can sell it on Amazon as an MP3 download to help people overcome their concentration problems or, better yet, their war trauma?