“Most of the advertisement is actually read after you have bought a thing and it’s purpose is to convince the buyer that he/she has done a good decision”.
My memory is like a nonstick Teflon plan. Whatever goes in, goes perhaps even faster out. However even though forgotten, I can often remember from where or what book I forgot it?!? Therefore, I avoid getting rid of books. So when browsing through twitter I suddenly started to think about Karl-Erik Wäneryd wrote in his book 1983 about marketing – and then it’s just to start remembering, what color the book should have, how old it could be and then after some searching I find it. And then it’s just to brush up the memory browsing the book.
So, according to the theory I will avoid reading bad things about the Camino. And yes – I haven’t read any bad things about the Camino! Is it because there are not bad things to read about or that I filter it out? Well, not everything can be found in books – sometimes you need GOOGLE. Googling on “10 bad things Camino” I found this article; “10 Reasons Why El Camino Santiago Sucks” and even though it’s written a bit blunt I found this a bit amusing;
- “10. It’s hard to take a piss. There’s little privacy. Cars and pilgrims are constantly passing you by. After 3 p.m. most pilgrims retire to their albergues (huts) and you’ll get more privacy to do your business. Nevertheless, at 7 p.m. one jogger still managed to catch me with my pants down.” (http://francistapon.com/Travels/Spain-Trails/10-Reasons-Why-El-Camino-Santiago-Sucks).
Well, that’s always a lesson learned!
Show my your bookshelf and I will tell your where you spend your money 😉 …. As you can see i’m quite fond of the “Dummies”-books, when thinking of how to solve practical issues they have often a very straightforward approach. There is actually one “Dummies” about the Camino; “El camino de Santiago para Dummies” but in Spannish! I absolutely feel like a dummy in this area – so an english version should have been fine…