times are hard. its getting more challenging just making a living. i was walking back from lunch when this girl stopped me just as i was about to enter the office.
"hi there, my name is bayani can we exchange business cards please?"
i saw her card. works in a bank. probably looking for contacts to pitch her investment fund ideas.
i said no thanks. partly because i don't really trust strangers i meet of the street to invest my money and mostly because i don't have much money to spend anyways :). she didn't look that disappointed and quickly moved on to the next prospect.
i remember this one time when i think somebody leaked our departmental phone list to some telemarketer and they started to call up everyone one after the other. i tend to not entertain these people. no personal touch. heck i don't even entertain friends who wanted to give a spiel on what new fangled multi level du da that they want to introduce me to.
anyways difficult times call for a different, more creative approach. you have to put all shame aside and just go for it. for every 10 people who ignored the girl i'm sure there's one or two who did exchange cards and what not. in fact a colleague of mine said he got that girl's card although he didn't actually give his..
investment banker turn mascot.. hehe yeah right
i don't even know where i'm going with this..
p/s when i told the senorita about this she said the exact same thing - ala kalau 10 orang di approach takkan tak de satu yang accept. great minds think alike? hehe.