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Scoring Appearances - You're more right, most of the time, yet when you're wrong, it's time to concede.

I recently had an encounter of a chance nature over text message. A guy contacted me about a transaction that began, over craigslist, of which there had been scarcely any such thing going on, in my life, as far as craigslist goes. I was going to purchase a laptop from him, at a given price. When I showed up to meet him, though, he quoted me $400 over what I was expecting to pay, which was the scraping edge of my budget, set aside for the computer in question.  I couldn't purchase the computer, obviously, given the discrepancy. I was legitimately confused, but then again, I felt; "whatever. He's just saying that it's such and such price, and he figures something or other about it."  In Elizabeth Kübler-Ross' séminal work (in the field of psychology), the first stage of loss is disbelief. I didn't quite believe the guy was being genuine, or that I was unsober enough, from then, until the time I met him, after I'd traveled out a good distance to meet him,