Trust is like virginity…

…once gone it’s very hard to get back.
I’ve told this story twice in comments on other sites in the past day both for very different reasons.   Firstly over at Paisley’s site it was made to make a point about trust being earned by people whom we regard as experts.  Secondly over on That Darn Girl’s blog it was made in a much more flippant manner.

But given the synchronicity I thought that I’d re-tell the story here.

A number of years ago I tore a groin muscle playing basketball.  In some pain and wondering whether I might need some extra investigation to see how bad the tear was I decided to attend at my local GP’s.   After telling him that I had felt the groin tear whilst running down the court the previous night he asked me to drop my dax and climb onto the examination table.  He then grabbed me by the balls and asked me to cough and came to the conclusion that I had an infection whereupon he prescribed a course of antibiotics.

Needless to say I didn’t fill the prescription nor did I ever go back to his surgery again.  So like I said at the beginning of this post there is a certain amount of automatic trust we invest in people because of the position they hold, but it may only take one little breach in that trust to find that it is gone forever.  And once gone it is really hard to get it back.

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Trust is like virginity…

…once gone it’s very hard to get back.
I’ve told this story twice in comments on other sites in the past day both for very different reasons.   Firstly over at Paisley’s site it was made to make a point about trust being earned by people whom we regard as experts.  Secondly over on That Darn Girl’s blog it was made in a much more flippant manner.

But given the synchronicity I thought that I’d re-tell the story here.

A number of years ago I tore a groin muscle playing basketball.  In some pain and wondering whether I might need some extra investigation to see how bad the tear was I decided to attend at my local GP’s.   After telling him that I had felt the groin tear whilst running down the court the previous night he asked me to drop my dax and climb onto the examination table.  He then grabbed me by the balls and asked me to cough and came to the conclusion that I had an infection whereupon he prescribed a course of antibiotics.

Needless to say I didn’t fill the prescription nor did I ever go back to his surgery again.  So like I said at the beginning of this post there is a certain amount of automatic trust we invest in people because of the position they hold, but it may only take one little breach in that trust to find that it is gone forever.  And once gone it is really hard to get it back.

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Cartoon from Cartoonstock