Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pretend to be busy....

I personally believe all professionals in whatever professions they are in, have some form of dishonesty in their practices. 

Example: You might want to make an appointment to see a dentist or to consult a lawyer. Very seldom you might have a chance to see them the same day you call. Their nurse or the secretary would fix a date of a few days or a week later for you. If you insist earlier, they might reluctantly help you by cancelling another client's appointment for you instead. To you is a favour given by the dentist or the lawyer, and you feel great over them. 

I have good friends who are in these professions. According to them, by allowing a new customer or an ordinary customer to walk in for an immediate consultation might not seem good. An established and a successful professional ought to be busy with full appointments for the week. If an appointment is granted sooner, you are like telling others you are not so busy. A not so busy person tends to portrait himself as not successful. And most people like to seek a good dentist or an excellent lawyer. So! If they are not busy, then they have to pretend to be fully occupied. They have to know how to camouflage their practices as though they are the best in town. 

What about myself? Okay! I would be frank to you guys but promise you don't tell my tricks to others. When John, Prisicilla or Siva call to see me, I would pretend to see my personal diary first. Telling them the whole week is busy, cause need to see the PM, CEO and The Chairman. But since John, Priscilla  and Siva are so important to me, I would cancel all these appointments with our PM, CEO and The Chairman. Instead I would see them first. Believe me! They laugh until they fall flat. 

Food for thought - "A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower." --Kin Hubbard


Anonymous said...

thats the same reason why some restaurants put a bar to queue for sit /wait to be seated for customers... basically customers HAD to wait for few minutes at least/ so that customers feels like "oh yeah, see not easy to get appointment to this restaurant" ..

Robert Foo said...

Hi Anonymous,
You are equally an observant person too. Very Good.