It’s Tuesday! Welcome to ourreaction.com
What are talking about today? Hmm…lemme tell you a story I think you’d find interesting.
During the week I was a tailor’s shop and a woman came in with a frown on her face. Apparently, she’s friends with the tailor. Or should I say she was friends with the tailor cos from their last meeting one can say that the friend”ship” has crashed. Get it?
Moving on, the woman started by voicing out her displeasure in low tones and asking for why she was being charged so much. Now, I know it’s true that there are tailors that charge way more but here’s why I think the woman did not have a point.
First of all, the woman started by listing the prices of the materials the tailor used to sew her cloth. And asking for why the price of sewing the cloth is much when the price of getting the material for sewing is so so and so.
With the little knowledge of sewing and tailoring materials that I have. I was able to see that the woman was wrong. Coupled with the fact that it was a festive period so things had increased in price.
After the hassle, I got to realize that the tailor’s gain on that cloth was #800. But guess what, the woman did not want to see reason. She was hellbent on seeing her point alone and ended up paying the tailor a sum that reduced her own profit to #200. Yep! #200
Ain’t you wondering what the tailor did? The woman displayed a great communication skill by listening more and talking less. No one wants an uncontrollable situation. After the woman had finished ranting. The tailor quietly said “OK, so how much do you want to pay now” Then after the woman had spoken, she said “OK”
Looking at the tailor’s response, you might say she’s a mumu. But when I realized something, I got to know that the tailor was actually wise. Lemme tell you.
You see, this woman has friends that are the tailor’s customers. Have you ever experienced the power of false witness and how it can destroy a relationship?
Imagine if this tailor had responded to the woman in anger and this woman had gone back to remix her words to her friends. What do you think would be the outcome?
So, one great lesson I learnt that day is, when communicating with an individual, think about the other people that might be connected to that person and think about the consequences or rewards that single meeting could give.
The person might be a friend or a stranger. Just remember that this world is a small world and we are all connected one way or another.
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