Psychology & Behavior

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I keep making the same mistake over and over. Per Einstein, I'm insane. I’m na\357ve by nature, and somehow I keep making the mistake of trusting random strangers.

I’m aware of the scams going around, and I usually don’t fall for the typical phone call or email. The ones I’m talking about are the ones perpetrated in person. Like the guy that approached me at a gas station and courteously asked for help with an address. Next thing I know, he stole the purse I had laying in the passenger seat.

Or the woman at a department store that excitedly claimed to be an elementary school friend—which I really couldn’t remember. But I spent a good 20 minutes talking to her while she followed me to the register. There, she stood close enough while I was swiping the card, managed to distract me and boom! Without me even noticing, she stole my debit card. Don’t ask me how. I only remember I never put it back in my purse and two days later received an overdraft notification.

The third one is even more stupid, I was in Paris and had to go take the stairs with a heavy purse and my carry-on luggage. This handsome guy offered to help with the carry-on. “Here let me help you with that” he said, in his sexy French accent. I felt so flattered, but it only lasted second. He ran away with my carry-on and all the clothing I had for my three days in Paris.

There are a few more minor ones, which are not worth going into. All I know is I’m not insane and somehow I’ll conquer the cycle of “making the same mistake over and over.”
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