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I don’t care if you drink beer or not, but that simple statement is what I call a friend-maker. I bring it up because next week during Interbike I’ll be meeting with a guy who wants to advertise on the sites. He offered to buy me a beer during our meeting…wow, already I’m impressed! But I figured I should be the one buying him a beer. Since he offered, I already thing he’s pretty cool and more likely to lower my rates due to the olive branch that is known as beer.
If you think about it, you can say “I’ll buy you a beer” before you ask a favor and your chances of the person agreeing will be higher because of the beer. Let’s use the following scenario as an example. Let’s say I needed help from my good friend, The Moe with some database programming, all I have to say is; “The Moe, can you help me back up my database, I’ll buy you a beer!” You know his answer will be yes because I followed my request with beer. Try it when you get home. Tell the Mrs, “hunny can we “spend time” tonight, I’ll buy you a beer.” Now if she says NO, that means she’s not cool and most likely not a beer drinker. You can also try this same thing with your boss. “Boss Man, Sir. If you give me a raise, I’ll buy you a beer??!” Watch…you’ll get that raise, and I bet he’ll make it retro-active!
So go on…offer to buy that beer, see how it changes your life!