Monday, March 21, 2011

Strawberry Sister


A few days back, just as I was about to get into my car outside a shopping complex, a mother and daughter approached me out of nowhere.

Before I utter or make sense of anything the mother hands me a box of strawberries in a flash and says, "We want nothing. She (her daughter) saw you and felt like you are a brotherly figure for her. We want nothing. Just keep this. We are starting a new business and we want you to keep this."

That word and her forcefulness primed me. It just triggered an emotional response to induce a rather strange and rapid buy! The location - parking lot - helped in hurrying through the transaction as well!