Tuesday, January 30
Put down the crack pipe
One of my all time favorite lines from a movie is from Moonstruck. Olympia Dukakis' character turns to her father-in-law, seated at the dinner table, and says "Old man, you give any more of my food to those dogs and I'll kick you 'til you're dead." Her matter of fact delivery and his expression are priceless.
Today, it took everything I had to not say that to a client. They continue to ask for something I CAN NOT get for them. Every time I explain they are making an unrealistic request they respond with "We'll talk about it tomorrow." I then say "In an effort to manage expectations, I need to tell you that won't be happening." They reply with "Ok, we'll explain our request more tomorrow." I came this close to saying "You might as well ask me to call the Pope for a private prayer."
My question is this: Is there a nice way to say "Ask me one more time and I'll kick you 'til you're dead."?
Posted by Lucy at 7:34 PM