Wednesday, February 20, 2008

You know you are getting old when...

One elderly couple is visiting another for supper. The two women go into the kitchen for a moment, leaving the men to talk.

One of the men says to the other, 'The Mrs. and I went to the nicest restaurant last night.'

'Is that right?' the other inquires, 'What was it called?'

'That's just it,' he replies 'I can't recall. 'Say, what's the name of that red flower that has thorns all over it?'

'A rose?' he responds.

'YEAH, THAT'S IT!' he says energetically.

He then whirls around and yells into the kitchen, 'Hey, Rose! What was the name of that restaurant we went to last night!?'

For many of us that's not such a funny story. For many of us, our memory, or rather our lack of a memory, affects our performance and production.

Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for?

Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the hand shake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory?

Or have you ever left a prospect and as you drove away remembered a key point that you should have shared with them?

That's when you now your getting old....

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