I’m busy right now, aren’t you? Lynne just got out of surgery yesterday and is recuperating well–she had a hysterectomy as a pre-emptive to cancer that has been gentically correlated to her family. Both of us are fried, and so we are watching lots of inane TV.
I’m amazed at the number of commercials that advertize something and then say, “Call Now!” breathlessly. Have you ever “called now”?? Does anyone? I never have. The closest I came was a call from me and Stephen the night of the September 11 concert to pledge money. Even then, we waited and discussed for about an hour before calling.
Why the rush? Why not an honest pitch, followed by an appeal to “write down this number, discuss it with your spouse and your dogs, and then, if you feel so inclined, call us. We’d be happy to have your business…”? My bet is that buyer’s remorse is proportional to the speed with which one obeys the call to “call now.” For me, the more frenetic the pitch to call, the more certain I am NOT to call. Sometimes I even say out loud, “No. I’m not calling.”
There is a spiritual insight in this about decision making–I’ll bet you know what it is. If you figure it out, call me up. But don’t call now. I’m busy;-)