Though it originally had fairly negative reviews, The Purge ended up doing fairly well at the box office last year. Unsurprisingly, a sequel is slated for summer 2014. If you have not heard of it, the premise of the original and second edition is a sort of National Day of Crime. For a 24 hour period once a year, all crime (including murder) is totally and completely legal. Everyone must fend for themselves during this day of ‘anything goes.’ The psychology behind such a ‘holiday’ is that human beings tend to store up hate and ill-feelings. Allowing them to ‘purge’ such emotions one day a year will help to reduce crime the other 364 days. A little strange perhaps, but it makes a great premise for a slasher movie I suppose. Make sure you read this post here to understand how one should work around a DUI case.
I have been thinking about this national hotline we now have for the mandatory reporting of appraiser misdeeds, and I think I have a better idea. Like me, you probably get a few phone calls from borrowers or others who are upset with their appraisal. “You misreported my bedroom count in the basement!” “I am appalled at the value you assigned to my house!” “You no-good, blankety, blank, blank!” You know the ones. How about, instead of a toll-free number, we simply implement the National Pick on an Appraiser Day? For most of the year, appraisers could just do their jobs without having to worry about that phone call; just honestly and ethically appraise homes without complaint from others. For one day out of the year however, all the pent up anger and frustration could be released (in the form of phone calls and letters only of course). What do you say? Ready to change the way complaints are handled?
Now, go create some value!