Last night, Amy and I made a quick run to the local dollar store so she could pick up a few things for school. As we were at the cash register, a young mother and her preschool age daughter walked in. As Mom selected a shopping cart this precocious four year old asked,"Can I push the buggy, Momma?"
"Yes, but stay with me." The mom replied.
"O.K., because I am pushing I pick out the stuff!"
I stifled I laugh! This little preschooler had figured it out. The one who controls the cart is the shopper and gets what she wants!
How often do we try to manipulate co-workers, spouses, friends, etc to get what we want? Is that fair?