I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Maybe you have, too. Cashiers have become the new pitchmen. The old pitchman came to your door and knocked. He sold encyclopedias or vacuum cleaners or miracle soap. Whatever. But you were trapped by your own politeness. You couldn’t think of a way to get rid of him without being […]
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Thereâ€™s a very old joke about a man who asks his brother to watch his cat while heâ€™s on vacation.Â The man comes back and asks his brother, â€œHowâ€™s the cat?â€ and the brother tells him, â€œSorry, but the catâ€™s dead!â€ Â The man was shocked and appalled that the brother was so blunt and told […]
Imagine handing your card to someone at a networking event and having it handed back to you with â€œThanks, but I donâ€™t need your card.â€ Well, thatâ€™s exactly what happened to Juan, who wrote to me recently. Juan found this pretty insulting, and he asked me how I thought someone should respond in this situation. […]