My son Raymond and I liked to go to flea markets when he was young. I combined several shopping trips onto one day, so he had expectations. Candy at that store, cookies at another. And it was pretty good bet that I’d buy him something to play with at the flea market.
When Ray was six, we were heading through the flea market at a pretty fast pace. I had his two younger sisters in a stroller and I was pregnant with my fourth child and I wanted to be home.
Ray spotted a bow and arrow toy at a vendor’s table. It was cheap plastic with a string that would stretch out quickly if the bow didn’t snap first.
While my son’s always been fascinated with bows and arrows, this wasn’t a good purchase. I knew that. But he persuaded me to buy it.
Tell me a time you successfully persuaded someone to do something for you.