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We don't get too many salespeople coming to our door, but most of them come from the "pity me and my hard-knock life story" school of door-to-door sales (mostly for magazine subscriptions). As far as I can tell, the only sales strategy these people are taught is to 1) have a story of personal woe (single motherhood seems to be popular) coupled with 2) the ability to speak almost forever without stopping to take a breath (which would give the other person a split second to...
I tried to watch that show, but failed.
That's why I only eat at restaurants where I get to stand when I talk to the servers/staff.
And, like a lot of sales tricks, it sounds absolutely ridiculous when you describe what's actually happening. The key is to pull off the trick without the other person realizing it.
Yeah, the MBE wasn't so bad after what we went through in actual law school.That's pretty cool of your professor. I had a couple of professors who were willing to entertain questions and comments/challenges after the exam. I never had any, but I heard of a couple of people who went in to challenge their "wrong" answers. I don't think any of them ever got anywhere, though.
Maybe "Dr." is short for "dear" in this case.
It was good prep for the multi-state portion of the bar exam, though. So I guess I shouldn't complain.
I had a few professors like this in law school. The multiple-choice questions were the worst.
Walked right into that one. Fortunately, "worthless turd" is kind of a relative term, so perhaps there's hope for him yet.
My wife and I got married back when we were poor and in college, so she has seen me do lots of yard work and other handy home things. I haven't done many of those things in years, however, so now it's my kids who are amazed when it turns out that Dad actually knows how to rewire an outlet or dimmer or rebuild a valve manifold for the sprinklers outside. My son is 13 now, so I'm starting to think that it's time to let the gardeners go and teach him how to do these things so...
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