From:Dave Hennessey Electronic:dave -A-
Subject:A Better Way to Blow the Whistle Date:Thu Jan 20 12:11:02 2011
Response to:15066
Whistle blower (and everyone else),

A better way to handle a situation like this is to pretend you're on the TV show Jeopardy - phrase it as a question.

" I see Item #1234 on eBay. Aren't all the taillights supposed to be marked "blah" ??? "

If you're right, you've achieved the same effect (calling people's attention to a possibly misrepresented part) without accusing someone by name.

If you're wrong, you'll find out the correct answer, and in the process, will have helped other people by stirring up the correct information.

You CAN'T tell your wife the red dress makes her butt look fat, but you CAN tell her the blue dress goes better with her shoes. Same message, but different phrasing gives vastly different results!