Negotiation Tips - Anyone?
No. Have a banana.
But I am feeling sad because I am hungry. Bananas make me sadder, I need to watch TV.You said you were hungry and that is making you sad. TV will not help. Have biscuits.
On a deeply resigned "Mom’s just don’t understand" tone: I am sad because I am bored and hungry. If I have boring food, I’ll be sadder. I need to watch TV.By this time more than a couple of colleagues are gathered around my desk, waiting for me to trip.
My ever-understanding daughter herself offers a face-saver: I can have chips.
We compromise on biscuits and playing games on the Ipod.