April 14th, 2005


Developing countries

Here's a hint for companies considering outsourcing. You have obviously never set foot in a developing country. When you do, you will realize that foreigners, particularly Americans, are treated as walking banks from the moment we arrive to the moment we depart. You can practically see the dollar signs light up in the locals' eyes when you walk into a restaurant, tour agency, or (God forbid) a local souveneir shop. It doesn't take a "prior criminal record" for someone to decide that foreigners are all rich and therefore won't miss a little of their vast savings. All that takes is someone who is poor, naive, and clever: Poor enough to need money, naive enough to think all Americans are wealthy, and clever enough to devise a means of getting into your bank account.
- mundivagant

I couldn't have said it better myself.