In The Romance Game, It’s Three Strikes And You’re Out

Written by Marguerite Bonneville

John walked intorepparttar kitchen and slumped againstrepparttar 126087 counter.

“Hi John, “ I said. “What’srepparttar 126088 matter with you?”

“Oh, nothing,” he mumbled.

“Must be a woman,” I laughed. John was my roommate’s brother and his romantic adventures were a source of great amusement at our house. He was always onrepparttar 126089 make but rarely successful.

“Yeah, well…there’s this girl I met at a party and she’s sooooo cute. And I got her number and I’ve been calling her but she keeps coming up with excuses when I ask her to a movie.”

“So what does she say?”

“Well, last night she said she was busy on Saturday because she has to wash her hair. The last time she said there was something she wanted to watch on TV.”

“And did she suggest another time?”


“John! Where’s your brain?” I exploded. “The girl isn’t interested!”

“But how do you know that?”

“Because she gave yourepparttar 126090 lamest excuse onrepparttar 126091 planet and she didn’t suggest a alternative.”

“But she was friendly atrepparttar 126092 party,” he countered.

“Maybe she was just in a good mood. Or maybe she was making someone jealous. What matters is what she’s telling you now. And it’s definitely a NO.”

“But she’s so cute,” he whined.

“That’s got nothing to do with it,” I replied. I sawrepparttar 126093 hangdog look on his face and took pity on him.

“Okay, John, here’srepparttar 126094 deal. The next time you decide to ask a girl out, you give her three chances to say yes. You stop calling her afterrepparttar 126095 third no.”

“That’s it? Three calls?”

“Yes. If she’s interested she might say no but she’ll come up with an alternative. Or she’ll say yes byrepparttar 126096 third call.’

“But what if she’s just playing hard to get?”

A Simple Thank You

Written by Birmingham UK Com

A Simple Thank YouA taxi driver from Focsani in Romania found £2,500 and some passports inrepparttar back of his cab after taking two businessmen to a meeting. In Romania this isrepparttar 126086 equivalent of two and a half year’s wages for an average cabbie.The honest cab driver guardedrepparttar 126087 money and took precious time out when he should have been out looking for customers and earning a living. The driver sat and guardedrepparttar 126088 money and belongings untilrepparttar 126089 owners were able to come and collect it.Finallyrepparttar 126090 two businessmen arrived to get their money and passports. Their obvious relief and happiness in getting their money and passports back was countered with a heartless and incredible reward forrepparttar 126091 cab driver – they just tookrepparttar 126092 money and walked away without so much as a thank you.

Incredible though it may seem they neither tookrepparttar 126093 trouble to thankrepparttar 126094 driver or offer any kind of reward as encouragement. Just what will happenrepparttar 126095 next time some hapless foreign visitor leaves their belongings inrepparttar 126096 back of this drivers taxi? All too often these days acts of kindness or effort onrepparttar 126097 part of many individuals is rewarded by stony silence or indifference. What would you have done? Has life’s experience taught you that honesty is notrepparttar 126098 best policy?

This common courtesy extends to simple day to day things. You fire off requests for information by email or you take up someone’s valuable time and resources. They reply with what you want – do you thank them? This isrepparttar 126099 most common criticism of email related enquiries andrepparttar 126100 reason why your requests are often ignored. People can no longer be bothered to respond.

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