Howdy! How’ve you guys been doing? Now, I maybe a big boy of 2, but is it too early to learn the art of persuasion? Opinions may differ, but me thinks, Nope! It is never too early to start training on persuasion considering the amount of variance that is needed to master it and make it work with different people.
For instance, the easier one is my mom. There are so many easy buttons I can use with her. Here’s the routine…
1. Start with a nudge to ask her for something.
2. If she ain’t gonna budge, I start calling out her name “Booba Booba”…
3. One of the tough days? Neither worked, then strain the Boooobaa with a hint of a cry…
4. She’s decided not to budge, so I’ve decided to get her to budge. I cry my heart out!
5. There’s no need for #5, so far #4 has had 100% success!
Now I know mom is reading, so even as I write this, I am inventing new ways to persuade her. My doctor figured this out long ago and was inconsiderate to call this fine art as Manipulation! My parents didn’t take that seriously though, thank them for that!
With Dad, I don’t need to go to #3 90% of the times, but sometimes, he’s just adamant. He can’t get his eyes off his laptop. Wonder what he keeps doing on it! Half the time, he’s just staring on a screen that has his picture on it! He’s typing something furiously at it and tries to distract me. He’s using my short term memory as a weapon. So, I decided to use some of my long term memory to defeat him! I pull out my ultimate asthra which has insofar never failed!
When #5 does not work….
#6 — Sit in a corner fiddling around with my toys right in front of him instead of in my play room, with an occasional glare to make him feel guilty.
#7 No?? What a stone hearted, self obsessed parent! Okay, since you’ve left me with no other options, I start muttering “Tu Mera Dil… Tu Meri Jaan” and then loudly… “Oh I love you Dadddy”,,,
That’s it, I can’t even complete my tune, he’ll rush to me, shower me with tens of kisses and attend to my needs!
See… its not that tough, you just gotta know how to nudge people and yes, have a backup plan if A does not work! Simple?
Fellow babies out there… Let me know how I can hone my persuasive skills if you know of other techniques!