Tie my shoes , please (or not)

by anketroeder

An article from 2012 on the psychology of persuasion was being passed around in presenting land today. ( It says: When an initial request is highly unusual, people are more likely to comply with a demand that follows it.) As often, the comments are much more interesting and give you better insight into people and what makes people tick than the article itself.

I loved the first comment best. Calvin & Hobbes still rock.

Calvin: “Mom, can I ride my tricycle off the roof?”
Calvin’s mom: “No, Calvin.”
Calvin: “Can I set my mattress on fire?”
Calvin’s mom: “No, Calvin.”
Calvin: “Then can I have a cookie?”
Calvin’s mom: “No, Calvin.”
Calvin (to self): “She’s on to me.”