Monday, April 5, 2010

Ask it the right way

It’s not just the choice of words but also the sequence of words that could make a huge difference towards your interests if used tactfully. Read on …

Jack and Max are walking for religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.
Max replies, "Why don't you ask the Priest?"
So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, "Father, may I smoke while I pray?"
The Priest replies, "No, my son, you may not! That's utter disrespect to our religion."
Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him.
Max says, "I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try."
And so Max goes up to the Priest and asks, "Father, may I pray while I smoke?"
To which the Priest eagerly replies, "By all means, my son, by all means. You can pray whenever you want to."

Moral of the story:
The reply you get depends on the questions you ask.

11 comments:

Ranu said...

amazing !!!

Sylvia K said...

I love it! You always seem to come up with just the right words to start my day with a smile or a good thought! Thank you, Subba! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Kavi said...

Can i comment in a meeting ? Can i meet while commenting !!?!

:)

Neha said...

good one..enjoyed reading it..

@ Kavi, :)

Brian Miller said...

oh, very nice. so true.

Samyukta said...

Awesome, awesome,awesome!

nsiyer said...

Ranu thanks for coming over

You have started your day well because of me? Wow Sylvia

Kavi! your play with words....

nsiyer said...

Neha.. thanks

Brian Miller - something I cherish.

nsiyer said...

Hi Samyukta. Nice to have u back.

COMMUNI said...

really nice!!!

Sushree said...

i still remember what you used to say in class sir- 'Ask the right questions and you will get the right answers!' :)