True story. Last weekend my wife and I were having lunch in an Italian restaurant just off Leicester Square. Sitting behind us was a mom and dad with their young son who was just being offered one of the considerable number of ice creams for desert.
Mom wandered off so dad lists out a long string of options – the kid can’t decide so dad reads them out again with a pretty similar outcome.
Mom arrives back and says: “do you like strawberry over chocolate?” the lad opts for Strawberry “is that better than vanilla?” a nod of the head “well what about raspberry ripple?” thinks…. go on then. Decision made.
The difference between getting a decision and not often comes down to two things: –
- Using your knowledge to trim out unsuitable choices (mom knew he didn’t like half the options on the menu so didn’t bother to offer them up)
- Make it either/or (she presented the lad with two choices each time – easy to make a choice then).
You really had to be there to see it but, the way mom got the decision was just awesome – worth thinking about I reckon.
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