Ever Been Convicted of a Felony?

Have you ever rented an apartment or condo? If so, did you try to negotiate the rent? If you did, you were in the minority because property management surveys report that only 10% of renters ask for a price break. On the other hand, think about the last time you...

Nibbled to Death by a Duck

One day a dentist was performing an exam on a new patient: “Hmmm,” the dentist said after reviewing the x-rays. “What’s wrong?” asked the patient, sensing the concern. “Looks like we need to pull a bum tooth,” said the dentist. “Oh no!” the patient grimaces. “How much...

Lowest Common Denominator Selling

I can remember a particular radio commercial several years back, aired by a local Chevrolet dealer in my town, with an opening line that went something like this: “For the price per pound that you’ll pay for your hamburger at lunch today, you could own a new...

Weasel Words

To introduce today’s topic of how difficult it is for many people to properly communicate information to others, check out this humorous ditty: Colonel to his X/O: “Tomorrow evening at approximately 2000 hours Halley’s Comet will be visible in this area, an...