I just read this article:
How to Be a Sweet-Talker - Esquire
When I finished, I'm sure I had this look on my face like 'what an ass...' laced with a tinge of envy toward those who can always seem to get what they want or need.
Is this kind of thing just something that people should learn as a 'survival skill', or is there just something morally wrong with it? (Read through to the end, you'll see what I mean)
I find myself thinking 'That's messed up', and I know that I've been the person duped by this kind of ... manipulation? ... more than once. I'm the person coming back to the counter to reclaim what I thought was mine, only to find that someone else had taken it.
While this kind of attitude brings me in second place a lot, I don't think I could be this kind of 'sweet talker' without having some conscience issues...