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It would be unreasonable if…

(A continuation of Seth Godin’s post: Unreasonable)

It’s unreasonable for a complete stranger to spend his Saturday night, Sunday, and Thursday night with you fixing your car.

It’s unreasonable for an insurance company to direct deposit your claim payout the same day it was finalized.

It’s unreasonable to expect an auto parts store to call you when your special order part comes in.

It’s unreasonable not to have a budget for marketing and advertising to gain exposure for your company because you count on word of mouth instead.

It’s unreasonable for your potential new landlords to invite you to stay in the house ahead of time, stock your fridge for the visit, and cook you dinner… twice!

It’s unreasonable not to utilize your customer database to send monthly mass marketing emails and newsletters.

It’s unreasonable for a grocery store to be self serve and open 24 hours.

It’s unreasonable for the post office to offer excellent customer service and human interactions.

It’s unreasonable to expect a student loan company to make it easy to pay off your loan.

It’s unreasonable to stick to your guns and risk the deal breaker when you’re the little guy and you’re hungry and they’re big and demanding.

It’s unreasonable to want customers to value your product or service as much as you do.

It’s unreasonable to grow your own food when you could just buy it for so much less.

It’s unreasonable to say you will, even when you have no idea how.

It’s unreasonable to believe in Karma.

And as Seth said: “Fortunately, the world is filled with unreasonable people. Unfortunately, you need to compete with them.”

Please add your own in the comments…

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

4 comments on “It would be unreasonable if…

  1. Josh
    February 4, 2011

    It’s unreasonable for a complete stranger to trust you with their dream and livelihood.

    It’s unreasonable to be happy with what you have.

    It’s unreasonable to see only the good in people.

    It’s unreasonable to be responsible for yourself.

    It’s unreasonable to give when it is not expected.

    It’s unreasonable to admit you made a mistake and then learn from it.

    It’s unreasonable to admit you do not know everything.

    It’s unreasonable to ask for help when you truly need it.

    It’s unreasonable to have faith…

    Wow, that felt great, thanks Mud!

    • mudly
      February 4, 2011

      It’s unreasonable for your part time web guy to tell you its OK to call him anytime day or night.

      It’s unreasonable for people to participate just because they want to.

      Thank you Josh!!!!!!!

  2. Meka
    February 4, 2011

    It’s unreasonable to be happy just because.
    It’s unreasonable to do things purely out of kindness and have no other motive.
    It’s unreasonable to be accountable for your actions.
    It’s unreasonable to stand up for what you believe in when you know you may be the only one who believes it.
    It’s unreasonable to have a company that actually is passionate about what it does and promotes.
    It’s unreasonable to believe in your own self worth.

    • mudly
      February 4, 2011

      It’s unreasonable to find peace amidst the chaos.
      It’s unreasonable not to believe in failure.
      It’s unreasonable to run 26.2 miles with a sore knee.

      I happen to love being unreasonable and knowing unreasonable people 🙂

      THANK YOU!!

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