But this is a pony I plan to sell, and some part of deliberately concealing a flaw seemed dishonest. I mean, sure, you could say I'm 'demonstrating how easy it is to display without the flaw showing'. But in a world that relies so heavily on photo representation, that isn't how someone would feel if they got a pony that LOOKED perfect, only to discover a neatly hidden blemish.
I've worked in sales. I know how easy it is to turn words around to make something utterly unnecessary sound appealing, or to hint and imply to get a desired result. I was told I could be very good at sales. The problem is, I know when I'm manipulating someone, and I don't like it. I don't like tricking someone into believing me.
Now sales techniques are everywhere, and you can say you've had sales experience if you've ever worked a cash register. "Would you like fries with that?" may have become a hackneyed cliche regarding the fast food industry, but it's a phrase, in it's simple suggestive power that has generated billions in revenue over time.
Maybe I'm too honest. I'm comfortable with mentioning the flaws in myself because I'd rather be accepted for who I am, flaws and all.
I guess when you get down to it, I'm the same way about my product. Yes, my ponies are sold used. But I'll be up front and honest about any flaws they might have, not because I don't want them to sell, but because I want you to know exactly what you're getting, so you can enjoy that pony. Flaws and all.