Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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I grew up in the Midwest and was taught to be polite. I understand that sometimes it goes against your grain to negotiate aggressively and to keep saying to yourself, "it's not personal, it's just business." You need to do that, though, unless you are willing to spend more than you should to get less than you deserve. Remain friendly, remain polite, but remember that it is not rude to say "no" and it is not rude to say "you are not serving my needs, I am taking my business elsewhere."
Yeah, but a true Midwesterner (or Canadian) would say "Thank you
, you are not serving my needs, I am taking my business elsewhere. Would you like a beer?"
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