I am very fond of one of my former clients, but not to the level I would like to have an intimate relationship with him. We went away to a number of conferences together without incident, until after one such conference, after one or two beverages, he made his move…
“No thank you. I don’t see us being like that,” or words to that effect I would have uttered.
He paused as if considering what I just said.
“Out of pity?” He asked, completely seriously but with an hilarious high inflection in his voice.
I roared with laughter.
“Come ooon. It will only take a couple of minutes,” he continued, hammering his earlier point home.
“You’re not selling it, mate. You’re not selling it.”
And do you know what? I’ll bet it works sometimes. I can imagine some bored, slightly irritated individual saying, “Alriiiiiight. Let’s get it over with… sigh.”
He now has a very lovely girlfriend and could be accused of punching well above his weight there. I can only imagine the series of smooth lines that got her across the line…
Happy Valentine’s Day! May all of your encounters today be as enthusiastic as this one was entertaining!
Until next time!