Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Too Clever by Half

I want this person to know how I feel and will do everything to communicate my feelings.

My strategy will include body language - I've a great raised brow - and the clever placement of articles that advocate my position. It will feature occasional side-comments praising those who favor my side and scorning for those who don't. I'll point out flaws in other options and gently steer the conversation to the many benefits of my way of thinking. My casual remarks will express frustration with the barriers raised by those small minds who do not share my perspective. I'll write memos, prepare slides and charts, assemble research, tell jokes, and coin slogans. Each will signal the way I feel.

My approach will employ every possible avenue of expression save one:

Directly telling the person.

After all, haven't I made myself clear?

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