Well, I did it...

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    Now I'm wondering if I should rate that with an "agree."
     
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    Sort of a mercy killing.
     
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    I take the good with the bad when it comes to being honest. Here's an example when it works after being stopped for speeding by a state cop....

    Her: can I see your license and registration?
    Me: sure
    Her: do you know why I pulled you over?
    Me: yes... I was speeding.
    Her: were you wearing your seatbelt when I passed you?
    Me: no. I put it on when I saw you turning around to pull me over. I was hoping you wouldn't ask me about that.
    Her: (smiling) I'll be right back.

    After checking my license and registration, she came back smiling and said....
    Her: Mr. tycho, it isn't often I run into some as honest as you.
    I'm not going to ticket you for speeding. I am going to ticket you not wearing a seatbelt.

    There's a reason why I took the time to share that.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's pretty easy these days to get points around here if you are a Trumpbot. All you have to do is say something about Trump being great, Obama sucking donkey dick, or that Hillary should be in jail, and you will have 5 other Trumpbots giving you points. It doesn't matter if it is even in a politics thread or not. You could be talking about making spaghetti hamburgers and say they would make America Great Again and get points out of it.

    That's why I don't see the significance in points here. If a person like MindWars who posts conspiracy crap 50 times a day can be on the positive side in points, that should tell you everything you need to know about how important they really are.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers.
     
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    Ive been in sales my whole life so we things from very different perspectives. I used to ask my sales people if they could sell something or to somebody they didn't like...If their eyes floated, i didn't hire them. Persuasion is all about making your target believe it was their idea. If you practice that, you'll be more successful getting your way at home and at work.
     
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    I think we're talking about two different things.

    I once butted heads with a boss who thought he could get away with that BS. He's now kissing my ass.

    Not only did he learn to respect me, he's learned the value of respecting others.
     
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    My boss made the mistake of putting others on a pedestal. Those were the people I befriended.

    The people he was afraid of are the ones I embraced.
     
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    "BS"? Not many can confront their boss and get away with it....and if that's the case, why is he still your boss and you're not his boss? Sooner of later you'll have to deal with a force you can't buffalo and you'll either have to persuade them of something or lose the day. When you're prepared for that, your chances improve immensely. Everybody should take a class in salesmanship....it's a very useful tool to have.
     
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    My boss is a guy who once called me into his office to ask if I was fucking the women he was getting emails from. Women who were praising me.
    He chilled and laughed when I told him "only the ones who ask". lol
     

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