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Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to handle your debts

Letter to a large retailer...

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 07 July 2008 in which for the third time, you request that I pay the monies owed to you. I first want you to know that by no means do I dispute my debt and I intend to pay as soon as possible.

However I would like to bring to your attention that you are not my only creditor. I have many more creditors, quite as honourable and important as you, and whom I wish to pay too. That is why, each month, I throw all the names of my creditors into a hat and draw one randomly. The one drawn is paid immediately.

I hope that yours will come out shortly.

Sincerely yours

PS: I regret to inform you that given the harsh and threatening tone of your last letter, you will not be taking part in the next three draws.

How To Negotiate A Seemingly Impossible Outcome

Jack, a smart businessman, has a talk with his son...

Jack: "Son, I want you to marry a girl of my choice..."
Son: "But Dad, I want to choose my own bride".
Jack: "But the girl is Bill Gates' daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case..."

Next Jack approaches Bill Gates

Jack: "Bill, I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to get married just yet."
Jack: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case..."

Finally Jack goes to see the president of the World Bank.

Jack: "I have a young man who I would like to recommend as a vice-president."
World Bank president: "But I already have more vice-presidents than I need."
Jack: "But this young man is Bill Gates' son-in-law."
World Bank president: "Ah, in that case..."

Extracted from www.brianseth.com/businessandsalescoaching/