Posts Tagged ‘Rioja’
I’ve been listening to “Mastering Go for NO” which is the CD set to accompany the book I mentioned some time ago – and isn’t it amazing how we hear of a good idea, adopt it, find it works – and then gradually stop doing it!
Well, the CDs have got me back on track and first thing this morning I was due to go and see the man from Community Speedwatch – I wrote about him the other week.
He had listened politely and then insisted he wanted to check out the company, read the small print…he wanted to say “No” but was far too polite to just come out with it.
So that was fine. We agreed that I would call again today for his answer and this time it was a final no. His reason: “I’m getting old and I don’t like change.”
When you think about it that is probably the only valid reason there is for saying no.
“That’s fine,” I said. “You see, I like hearing people say “No” because every day I try and get ten people to say it. That way I don’t mind at all.”
At that point he became terribly effusive – thanking me so much for showing him, thanking me for being so good about the fact that he didn’t want to join.
And with that, he pressed a bottle of Rioja on me.
“No, no, no,” I said.
“Yes, yes, yes,” he said.