How’d This Happen?
I don’t know how this happened. Honestly we went out to buy some mushroom compost, veggie plants and something for my planters in the front. We came home with this…
No plants, no compost, nothing. (lol) I’m not sure how this happened. Over the last few months Monsieur Purl has been working on me that we need a new TV for the living room. Let me tell you how it happens, it’s super sneaky and I hate to admit, but after many years of watching me wield the craft on my own family members, he has picked up on it and now effectively used it against me. This is the sure fire method on how to get whatever you want.
- First pick an off time to plant the seed. You may be out getting something else or talking just about nothing and you slip the thought in. You say “you know maybe a new TV would be nice.” Expect your person to say – “no, too expensive. We really don’t need a new TV. The one we have works just fine.”
- Next start to gather information. Here is the water for the seed. Again you will start to slip things into the conversation. “You know my friend Joe says such and such is a really good TV.” “Consumer reports says such and such is a good brand.”
- Now you don’t want to be viewed as pushy, so mid-course you need to change courses and when they start to ask you about the object you have to say “well this is all great information, but still too much money. Right now is really not a good time.” See you’re gaining their trust. Everyone is on the same side.
- The next part is really hard, but don’t push the topic. Let the soup simmer.
Finally go to the store again for another reason entirely. By now your person will say, “well let’s just take a look, we’re here.” By now the person will think this was their idea and you know you have them when they say “hey isn’t that a good TV at a good price.” Bingo – now your going home with a new TV.
There you go – a sure fire way to get what you want and your person will think it was all their idea. I’m sure you all probably know all this, but hey – it’s worth writing out for someone who may not. Anyway, mine worked it so well on me that after he had to hang it on the wall. What ever happened to the days when we brought it home, plugged it in and it worked? <sigh> That’s another post for another day. Anyway 6 hours later after the room was totally rearranged, the big cabinet was gone and we wrangled the TV on the wall (to much discrepancy as to how high it should be), then it was decided we needed this.
Anyway, I guess next weekend we’ll work on getting the garden done.
~ Madame Purl