Tuesday, September 04, 2007

...Until You Change Your Mind

My 3-year-old has taught me another crucial social skill. The other day, I was working on a project on the computer for one of my clients when she came over and asked...

"Daddy, do you want to play with me?"

I hesitated for a moment, because I really did want to, but said,

"Sweetie, I would love to but I have to finish this project for work. Maybe we can find some time to play today after dinner."

She mulled this answer over for a second or two and then said, with a completely straight face,

"OK, Daddy...well, I will just wait right here until you change your mind."

My wife looked at me and we spontaneously burst into laughter.

What if I could use this tactic in everyday life??
...cue dayream sequence music here...


"So you see, boss, this is why my idea will work. What do you think?"

"Well, perhaps we can look into that at a later date."

"OK, well, I will just wait right here in your office until you change your mind."


"So, in looking at the figures, it seems to make sense for you to refinance your mortgage now and at this rate. What do you think?"

"Well, I'm just not sure. Maybe I'll talk it over with my spouse and get back to you in a few weeks."

"OK, well, I will just wait here on the line until you change your mind."


"...and you forgot the fries AND the chicken tenders so I think you should give us our money back."

Order Taker:
"Well, we threw in a free cookie for the inconvenience. Have a nice day."

"OK, well, I will just wait right here until you change your mind."

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Oh, and by the way, guess who ended up playing that day? :-)

P.S. - For everyone wondering about the baby...she's GREAT! She's only waking up 2 - 3 times per night and she's OFF the biliblanket! She's now a fully portable baby! Whew.

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