All joking aside, these threads on BB's are vigourously contested although they are really one-sided with the hard right taking on the mid right center...
Since we have no posters stepping up to help understand why this practice is in existence, except by implying that some other over-sexed, purchasing challenged, s.o.b. without a shred of influence is fooling shallow and desperate vendors into thinking that BB's are worth the money they are paying...
Have I not captured the essence of what's been said? (By all means correct my paraphrasing.)
This leads one to wonder which of the following are true:
a) Vendors don't know that BB's are losing them money, so even with the no doubt increasing negative sentiment, they continue.
b). Vendors are profitting from BB's but the people who fall prey to them are not on this forum.
c) People on this forum are influenced by them but are uncomfortable admitting it
d) People on this forum are influenced by them but are unaware of it on some level.
Since a and b have been beat to death and c difficult to gauge, I'll take d.
Let's pick on someone who has many times showed his aversion to BB's as our test case, John, since he is honest, has a thick skin and if he were to admit that perhaps booth babes can have a positive influence on him then that would be something.
So starting with a more extreme, though highly plausible, case at first, since what's the point of trying anything if we get no traction here...
John, In your single days I'm presuming you found attractive women attractive? Yes/No
Have you ever seen a BB that you would consider attractive and would consider dating, assuming whatever other attributes you desired were met? Yes/No
Have you ever felt even a mild interest in someone after speaking with them for just several minutes? Yes/No
Would you, even if you were single, and all your possible dating partner requirements were met by a relatively moderately dressed BB, actually refuse to consider them as a possible interest because of your rigid BB ethics? Yes/No
And if you were to consider asking them to lunch or even just lingering a bit casually conversing to discover if they were someone you might be interested in, might you listen to their pitch when you might not of before? Yes/No
And there you have it, a small amount of booth babe benefit and from a booth babe basher.
Now its time for a confession, but first I must warn you there maybe be some moral turpitude ahead.
I went on a date with a booth babe! Apparently they are just like women in every way! I heard that one even got married...
So most guys at some time in their life or another, may be searching for some one when the real or imagined BB possibility presents itself. You go for it or not; but its unlikely that what you say about in some forum about not being influenced by a abstract, hypothetical booth babe will otherwise prevent you from interacting with a real, flesh and blood woman.
And you, just like me, might tell yourself that even though you are smitten, and maybe go as far as, god forbid, being a little more interested or a little less sarcastic than you might have otherwise been, that you could care less about the product. But maybe the product, if its good, could work for you, and what better way to find out than just go back to that booth tomorrow and see...
Happens all the time I suppose, just not to anyone around here, except me...
But it doesn't matter, booth babes are on their 'last legs'.
Why? Because righteous men finally overcame their libido and said 'No mas!'?
No, because slowly more women are moving into positions of power in the corporate world, and just a small minority of them in management positions will be enough to see it fade into obscurity...
But the men will take the credit, as usual
Half-life expectancy: 2 years