Did you consider not opening this post? I know I would’ve, in fact you probably thought “don’t try and persuade me”.
I’m writing this post because I believe the power of persausion is more than just a term of referral to a concept, but something that actually exists. Whether it comes in the form of a pouty face complemented by soft brown doe eyes or in the form of a cold, metallic weapon of destruction pointed to your temple and cold sweat of fear suffocating your free will, it exists.
Today I went out with a friend with the intent of shopping, but I ended up in her Aunts pottery class making, well attempting to make, a form of clay vase. We looked rather cute actually, it was like the scene from Ghost, except she was whispering in my ear, “it is not hard, get a grip of yourself” Romantic isn’t she? In all fairness, I was pretty awful and her Aunt was getting impatient but hey, I thought I’d be trying mould a bra perfectly to my boob size not a clay pot.
Anyway, I was so amazed she got me to go to this pottery session that I started to think she had the power of persuasion. But then, plot twist, I suddenly had flash backs to all the times I had been persuaded to do something I didn’t want to do!
- When I bought a £60 scarf because it complemented my height…
- When I ate that extra plate of food at my nanas
- When I kissed your boyfriends friend so he didn’t feel lonely
- When I gave £10 to charity because I am a good person
- When I gave you my number because you told me you usually have better chat up lines and I should text you to find them out
- When I ate carrots because they’d help me conquer my fear of the dark
- When I went to watch Carrie because I’m a team player and ended up with nightmares ever since
- When I went to the gym, despite my protest, because that’s what friends do
- When I skipped school because you were heartbroken but actually we went to TGIs
- When I smoked a certain substance which I will neither deny nor confirm I did so, because it would make me clever, boy am I dumb
I’m sure you can all think of your own examples, feel free to share them below! Help me prove the power of persuasion is more than just a saying so someone can make a million pounds inventing the preventative tool.