Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Streets Ahead: Use Your Noggin


Streets Ahead is the column from London Walks' Pen David Tucker



The Internet.

Use it.

Don’t let it use you.

Don’t let somebody else use it to use you. Take you for a ride. Get you to work for them for free. Etc.

Don’t let somebody else tap the waters of your time – irreplaceable waters. Shove their straw down into ‘em and suck ‘em up. Those waters, baby, are your most precious natural resource. Infinitely more valuable than the dosh in your pocket or your shiny new Iphone or your Harley or your house. It better be you that’s drawing on them – not somebody else.

Use the Internet. And use your noggin.

In the matter of making sure you’re getting a great guide in London or Madrid or Paris or Edinburgh or Prague – use the Internet to find out what guides have got going for them. What do they bring to the party?

And where’s the company you’re considering going with stand on this matter?

What’s it say, for example, if a company always has openings for guides?

Use your noggin. What’s that tell you?

Ditto if it’s got openings for – advertises for – guides with no experience.

Use your noggin. What’s that tell you?

You really want a guide who quite possibly hasn’t been in Madrid, say, or London or Rome or Edinburgh or Prague or wherever as long as you’ve been there?

Use your noggin. Use the Internet. Put it in harness and make it work for you.

A whole lot better than the other way round. Somebody using it to harness you

Use your noggin.







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