Prospecting is like Flossing

Last year, I enjoyed some major dental work to my two front teeth. Pretty major stuff it was - implants and two brand new teeth. Impressive work and an equally impressive final bill. So when I asked my dentist what I needed to do so as to keep them in tip top shape, he answered "Flossing every day, without fail" Now if you're into flossing, you know what an incredibly tricky operation it is.  Messy, fiddly, annoying and that thin wire can cut into your fingers badly if you do…

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Fly in the Pan

Having two early teenage boys faces us with a major problem.  No, its not mood swings, empty fridges or Pizza complexions...no, its missing the toilet pan. Boys are just bad aimers, if you see what I'm saying.  Quite frankly, this is a man thing not just teenagers. We tried everything.  Telling them, encouraging them, shouting at them, rewarding them and nothing improved the situation. Until we bought a packet of fly stickers and stuck one to the pan just like this. And the amazing thing.  It worked.  No more missing,…

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Detail, detail, detail…don’t give me detail

I read at the weekend about a British firm who legally acquired the souls of thousands of their online shoppers.  How bizarre?  The online store, Gamestation, put a clause in their Terms and Conditions stating "By placing an order via this website, you agree to grant us a non-transferrable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul" It was all a joke but it proves that most of us just don't read the small print or detail. And I think they're right. The internet age has…

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