Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tips for coping with life No 5892

It's always lovely to get thank-you cards. It helps you feel you did a worthwhile job. I was therefore delighted to find a thank-you card in my office pigeon hole today. It said:

Dear Steve,

Would it be at all possible for you to visit (name) at the BRI when you have a moment ... Thank you so much.

How can I refuse? So I learn yet another tip. Thank people for things they haven't done yet, in anticipation.


Ray Barnes said...

Can this really be a new experience for you? Surely not.
Just replace the word anticipation with 'manipulation'.
A good trick, it works every time. As you say, how can you refuse?

David said...

A work colleague of mine often ends his e-mails with the line
"Thank you in anticpation of your co-operation"
It usually has the desired effect!