Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
Originally Posted by Nova
Try hugging them :-)
That's brilliant. I can't wait to see the look on their face.
Hostile: Howdy, folks! How long will you be in town for? Would you like some free show tickets?
Steve: Would you like a free hug?
Makes me want to drive down to the Strip right now. Maybe Erin can take a video.
You could even make a "Free Hugs" sign. That way you can use the sign AND throw in the line:
“You don’t really want to be spending your life selling timeshares, do you? You don’t seem very happy about your work. Is this really what you want to be doing with your life?”
None of this either/or
stuff... AND solutions all the way. Talk about efficiency! (Hmmm, for some reason this reminds me of your Saving Time With Your Microwave
blog post.) You could make the sign out of A4 paper so you can fold it up and keep it your pocket, then whip it out on unsuspecting hostiles. Of course, after double-whammy barrage of awareness, they'll probably need a hug.
Additionally, if anyone wanted more information about the Free Hugs campaign
or just wanted to discuss it, there's a Free Hugs thread
over in the Character & Contribution
board. I'll also take this opportunity to shamelessly plug a post I made in there
with way too much formatting and information.