Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Art of Persuasion.

I was pulling on my wellingtons, at the back door, for a dose of leaf sweeping, when my eight year old son called out "Mum, what does persuade mean?".

"Sort of ' to make someone choose to do something , by telling them things." , I replied distractedly, my mind already on where I'd left the rake.

Later, while putting away his homework, my eyes fell on the book report.

Last question : 'What would you tell a friend to persuade them to read this book?'

Answer: ' If you read this book I will give you five Euros. If you don't read this book, I will punch you in the face.'

Convinced?

17 comments:

Rowena said...

Absolutely....priceless!!!!

Leanne in Italy said...

That's so cute!
And also you said wellington's...that's a British word! What about gumboots! When I used to say gumboots in the UK no one knew what I was on about.

LuLu said...

That is so adorable!!
I'm convinced. I'll read the book. :P

casalba said...

That made me smile. Thanks for that, I needed it.

(No problems whatsoever with your site now - thanks for that too.)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

That really made me laugh, Thanks :-)

Piccola said...

Kids are so funny :)

poppy fields said...

I'm persuaded :)

Scintilla said...

Hello Everyone,
We had a good laugh at home too !

Anonymous said...

Well, that is pure persuasion indeed.
dollyna

Lucia said...

Oh my I laughed so hard! It's probably not funny about the physical part but I do like the persuasion with money part...I could easily be persuaded with money (more then 5 euros of course.

Scintilla said...

Dollyna- good to see you !

Lucia- Well money is universal language isn't it? 5 euros is a lot to an eight year old !

stilllifeinbuenosaires said...

I laughed at loud at the answer. Classic. I'm gonna have to remember that one.

PS--I like your name! ;-)

Rowena said...

I just read the comment that you left regarding the hike....hmmmm...you think that a person could be persuaded to visit Hawaii? ;-)

Scintilla said...

stillifeinbuenosaires- Thanks !
It takes me a while to write yours out !

Rowena - I don't think that you'd have a problem with Hawai !
In any case, you can take my son's advice and add a few zeros - the dollars going up!

Saretta said...

That is a riot!!!

Pola said...

Non fa una piega! Great explanation, I think you made it very clear. Thanks very much for your comment, I am always surprised to read random bloggers comments on my blog.

wawa said...

That is just brilliant...made me laugh so hard i fell of my chair..Daniele sei un mito:)