Here’s a weird trait o’ mine: (I wonder if I am the only one)
I do a lot of product recommendations for people. Computers, home electronics, phones, pdas, gadgets, whatever.
Now these things eventually get old and fail to perform to current standards. Sometimes I get follow-up calls from people like “yeah, you know that computer you recommended for me four years ago? Well, it isn’t working real good now and I need another one.” And what happens? I feel tremendous guilt/sadness for having made the suggestion and that person being out real money for something that I said to buy that isn’t worth anything anymore. Like I had stolen from them. Now I realize that this isn’t rational, but it happens to me constantly. I suppose it is the difference between someone who recommends, say, fine art — which gains value over time — and electronics which always lose it.