John Drake Services, Inc.
1427 E. 68th Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
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Dont fool yourself - Spending your money wisely.
Let's start out with the old saying that "no one can fool you better than you can fool yourself".
Occasionally we will get a call from someone who gets upset with us because we will not
tell them what they want to hear.
A few weeks ago (December, 2014) a fella called up and wanted a Solar Converters item
that we had in stock.
He told me what he wanted to do with it and I told him that it would not work -
the unit would self destruct as it was not designed for his application.
Here is how the conversation went:
Me - it just will not work
Him - I think you are wrong
Me - you want it to do something it was not designed to do
Him - a website on the internet said it will work
Me - here is Solar Converters telephone number, they will tell you it will not work
Him - how would they know
Me - let's see, they designed it, engineered it, built it and put their name on it
Him - but it was on the internet and a guy said it would work
Me - have a nice day, click
Another old saying goes "you can't teach a pig to sing, all you will do is irritate the pig"
There are people who will ask the same question over and over until they get the answer they want to hear.