Act like a drunk acting sober
August 24, 2004 8:21 AM Subscribe
Tricks of the Trade
. In an article in The Morning News
, Defective Yeti
asked readers to reveal the secrets of their profession:
: Do whatever it takes to fit your contracts onto a single page. Even sophisticated negotiators can be charmed by the lack of a staple.
: Always put copper grease on the battery terminals after servicing a car. The performance benefit is negligible, but when customers look under the hood they will immediately see that something’s changed and thus feel happy to pay you.
: If you have to change a light bulb where the glass is broken, you can press a potato into the metal base to unscrew the remains of the bulb from the fixture.
Got any secrets to success or even just survival in your racket?
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