There are many types of individuals. Dealing with people is like being in a movie ... just change your role, and become like the person you are talking to. Life is much easier following this simple doctrine.
I was a car salesman in my early twenties. Big smile, nice tie, and a pocket full of business cards. The best way to get a test drive was to never ask. In sales, you never ever ask questions. You gently lead the horse by an unnoticeable soft tug on the reigns. Try the seats in this car, you will not believe how comfortable they are. You then close the door and get in the other side.
One day, I walked up to this great big cowboy looking fellow. He said he was looking for a new truck. The model he was looking for was not in our inventory, but I knew that there were some new trucks that just came in at the delivery center 3 miles up the road. I told him to pick out the best car on the lot, so we could go check it out.
I hopped in the drivers seat of a brand new McLaren Mustang. Get in I told him. The tires lit up with ease, and we began our journey going sideways in a controlled burnout. We both started yelling, "YHAAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOO!!!!!". It was pretty fun, and soon our speed was a cool 100mph and rising. He said I was a crazy son a bich. I told him he was to.
Soon there after, cowboy Dan wanted to drive ... Alright then, let's switch seats.
Old boy new what he was doing. The shifter was like an extention of his wrist, and the tires were smoking in every gear. Not bad you son of a bich ... I told him. Why don't you quit being such a pansy and really give this car a test though.
He peered over at me with a smirk.
YHAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ... we were both screaming out the windows again as we flew by traffic like a rocket passing a duck with one wing.
"I'll take it", he said.
What about the truck ???
Never really liked my old one.
Epilogue: if i relived this experience today ... my heart would probably stop