Monday, March 31, 2008
( 12:06 AM ) teahouse
Silence is Golden
I caught a really bad cold earlier this week, and I've completely lost my voice. I can't speak above a whisper.
But I've found that refraining from talking often has beneficial effects.
I went to Starbucks and ordered a hot chocolate.
The girl messed up my order and somehow gave me a honey latte.
Instead of complaining, I just frowned and said nothing.
"Oh, I'm so sorry!" she cried after an awkward silence. "I missed up your drink, didn't I? Let me redo it for you."
I had a document reviewed by a partner at work.
"I'm not sure this is what we want to say," he said, pointing at some passages I'd written.
Instead of apologizing and hurriedly making the change, I just sat and smiled.
"Well," he said, looking at it again. "I guess what you said DOES make sense..ok, we can keep it."
I think I've found a new approach to getting what I want in life. #