Skooter reports 02/24/13
Let’s see what we mean by this. I have a guy here named Kurt who was a young computer salesman. Kurt was glad when one of his clients expressed interest in buying a used computer system. He installed this system a couple years ago, but had recently been replaced by an upgrade. In his home office he did some careful calculation and consultation, he fixed a price of $800,000 for the used system and recorded all his reasons for requesting that amount.
As the negotiation came, he heard an inner voice say, “Wait. Let them do the initial talking.” The prospective buyers quickly filled the silence with a long rundown of their own research about this particular computer system’s strengths and weaknesses, the age of the machine, and the need for new software. “Can you throw upgraded software into the deal?” one of the buyers asked. “Sure,” my friend Kurt offered. The buyers then said, “We’ll give you $950,000 for the system, but not a penny more.”
Less than an hour later, the paperwork was signed and Kurt walked away with a better deal than he had imagined, having said little more than, “Thank you.” So that’s it.
Sometimes the best thing to say is, nothing!” How’s that?
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God… Ecclesiastes 5:2 NASB
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