Bate on Candor
Coach: And how much TV do you watch?
Client: Oh-don't start that. I have a stressful day. I need to relax. That approach is about as helpful as saying I can save money by changing my venti to a short latte. Where's the fun in that?
Coach: Sure. So how much TV do you watch?
Client: I pay you to help. Not to remind me how lazy I am.
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