Who ranks Angie's List? I was watching one of their commercials that I saw on the television the other day. They talk about how they're the most honest because it doesn't allow businesses to 'buy' their way into the directory. That doesn't mean squat, in my opinion. Just because someone isn't spending money to be advertised, doesn't make them a good or bad business. There are people who had just crappy service through them, and reported it.
Well, anyway, this commercial and an experience I had a few years ago at a local salon got me thinking about this very subject. It just so happened I was having a mani/pedi, and I hear a woman shrieking about how her daughter should be allowed to get her hair cut at this chichi salon, even though it clearly states that no children are allowed in said spa. As I was chatting with my girl, I found out that the woman who was screaming was actually the OWNER of Angie's List, Angie herself. Wow. I was amazed. I just couldn't believe it. She was APPARENTLY using her 'business' to threaten a reputable salon. So that brings me to my thought- how is that fair to use your 'celebrity' or whatever you want to call it, just because you can't get your own way? If it clearly states one thing, why do you act like you're better than everyone else, and the rules don't apply to you? Dunno.
And, I realize that this is so disjointed, but I have been thinking about it all day, ever since I saw the commerical.