Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Born Negotiator

This is a delightful true story, told to me at lunch by a colleague, about his child. I have transcribed it without his permission in the hope that this will inspire him to write up his own version which will inevitably be much, much better. Jireh, consider the gauntlet thrown...

His little girl found a small chocolate bar in the car and asked her dad if she could eat it.

He replied, that no, she couldn't eat it now but she could have half of it after dinner.

But only if she ate all her dinner and sat at table when asked.

Dad: Do you understand?

Little Girl: Yes.

Dad: You understand that you can have half the chocolate bar after you eat dinner, but only if you eat all your dinner and sit at the table when asked?

LG: Yes

Dad: Are you sure understand that you can have half the chocolate bar after you eat dinner, but only if you eat all your dinner and sit at the table when asked?

LG: Yes.

Dad: Ok. That's settled.

LG: Daddy?

Dad: Yes?

LG: Can I have the other half now?

2 Comments:

Blogger The Localmalcontent said...

I am now Officially Worried about you, man.

Post, email, let us know that you are alright, will you?

26 March 2008 at 13:12  
Blogger The Localmalcontent said...

Check your emails, please Jon.

19 May 2008 at 15:20  

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