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Negotiation & Persuation

Someone sent me this, and i quote verbatim:

Dr. chris asoluka, ever an interesting person, told a story which illustrates the nigerian condition and vividly depicts why many now walk away from ‘Omelas’ -do well.

According to asoluka, a pastor was driving on an inter-state road when he met a team of policemen who, quite naturally, wanted ‘something’ from him. Since he was not prepared to play their games, they asked for his papers and having combed through everything without any offence with which to nail the ‘stubborn’ pastor, they now asked him to open the bonnet of his car. A careful scrutiny of the engine number against what was on paper revealed that letter U was written in such a way that it could be mistaken for letter V.

that was all the officer-in-charge needed to shout “stolen vehicle”! sensing trouble, even when he knew he committed no offense, the pastor called the OC to say he was a priest to which the officer replied: “please, leave that pastor thing…in any case, if you are indeed a pastor, then you must have a Bible in your car, bring it. the pastor did as was commanded after which the officer now ordered: “please read Matthew 5:25, 26 to me”. the incredulous pastor opened to the recommended passage and read:

“settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to a judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. i tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

Not to castigate the nigerian police (or police of any other nationality), but I am sure you see the point. The policeman knew how to persuade to get what he wants.

The story (or fable) does not say how the pastor responded or how the story ended, but can you push and or otherwise persuade your opposition to let you have what you want?


Monday, July 31, 2006 Posted by | Careers, OpenZone | 1 Comment

Somtochukwu Francis Nwaobodo

My baby was christened on the 28th of July 2006. We named him Somtochukwu meaning Praise the lord with me.

I also named him after me: Francis.

Also, in memory of my late father who passed away on Friday the 21st of July 1995, I added Nnamdi which means my father lives.

Monday, July 31, 2006 Posted by | Me & Mine, OpenZone | Leave a comment

Announcing Junior






Hi y’all
I would like to introduce the newest member of the Nwaobodo family:
My new baby boy born on the 21st of July 2006.
Lovely baby, even if I say so myself.
Send your prayers and well wishes



Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Posted by | OpenZone | 2 Comments