I often play the role of love-smitten poodle to everyone else’s Batman. I’m okay with it, better than that – it’s entertainment. How? I ask these questions: if I have it and you want it, why do I have it and you don’t? Hard to believe, but practically anything can be achieved if one is industrious, polite to strangers, and welcoming to new ideas. Not “trick someone into giving me something of value for something of lesser value” – nope that’s not the path to success. Believing something good starts with an unfair trade – that’s a con all these con artists play on themselves.