Wikipedia – con men

comparing nepali politicians to world’s greatest

It’s much easier to make fun of our political leaders in Nepal, than to praise them. Some few have been good, but majority are usually corrupt, and uneducated, with a highly dubious personality background, and almost all have a permanent fixture of “Jail Time” as their credentials.

Ten Commandments for a con man
A set of instructions known as the “Ten Commandments for Con Men” has been attributed to Lustig: Compare these with our current leaders in Nepal. Fascinating, that most is dead on seriously accurate for all of Nepali netas.

  1. Be a patient listener (it is this, not fast talking, that gets a con man his coups).
  2. Never look bored.
  3. Wait for the other person to reveal any political opinions, then agree with them.
  4. Let the other person reveal religious views, then have the same ones.
  5. Hint at sex talk, but don’t follow it up unless the other person shows a strong interest.
  6. Never discuss illness, unless some special concern is shown.
  7. Never pry into a person’s personal circumstances (they’ll tell you all eventually).
  8. Never boast – just let your importance be quietly obvious.
  9. Never be untidy.
  10. Never get drunk.

So do you know who Victor Lustig was? He was a con artist who undertook scams in various countries and became best known as “The man who sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.” Seriously, he did duped bunch of people to thinking they were buying the Eiffel Tower. Look for more about him in Wikipedia.

P.S. Next post on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Its about mHealth.