Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Winner Is...

The answer to the question:

"Jew are eeen a peeet of snakes with no possibility of escape. Vat do jew do to ensure you're survival?"

"I'd find out what the snakes wanted. Then give it to them in exchange for not killing me."
The Ambassadors head jerked. His black eyes glazed maniacally. "Uh mya Gad, dat is correct. Jew are de fest peson to answer correctly, he exclaimed.
Ambassadors negotiate peace treaties. Event Planners, like myself, negotiate contracts.

The snakes were a metaphor for a hostile (or not) country. How do we live together without killing each other?

Figure out what each side wants, then trade. 


Char said...

Oh God, get those snakes off! I want to be able to sleep tonight.
Creeps me out. Thanks.


Loving Annie said...

Very smart !

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Wow! You are a genius! Teach me, oh wise one :)

LL said...

What if the snakes want you to kill you? Hmmmmmm???

So you're into extortion, eh? Somehow that doesn't surprise me...

cw2smom said...

Well shit! I wasn't thinkin' in those terms!! I feel really stupid since I used to be a Hostage Negotiator!! Arrrgggh!!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Well ... I never. What an unbelievably simple answer.

Excellent question!

HealthNutWannabeDad said...

Does this work with a two year old?


Eat Well. Live Well.
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Charmaine said...

Char - I hate snakes too.

Loving Annie - It's smart to show people how to give you what you want by giving them what they want.

Julia@SometimesLucid - Ha ha. You are now my student. Sadly, I have nothing left to teach.

LL - Dude, I thought of that as well and I just knew YOU would be the one to bring it up and destroy my theory. argh.

Cw2smom - Were you really a hostage negotiator? That is AMAZING.

Sweet Pea - The best solution is always simple, eh? I am a simpleton so I lucked out in answering this question.

Lisa said...

Well, that would explain why I suck at the meeting/event planning part of my job. I just want to get the details taken care of so I can get back to blogging.

Whoops, did I just say that out loud on your blog? I hope you won't tell.

Thank you for the secrets. I'm going to try this. Next time.

Comedy Goddess said...

And now I know why I failed at marriage and divorce. Damn!

Do you lead seminars or webinars? I need a crash course!