Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Deer in headlights as a business tool

I've discovered that the "deer in the headlights" look is a great business tool. Someone just stopped by my office and I used it to great effect.

Bob: Hey Travis... do you know: to apply fine-grained permissions to a list item, do—
Travis: [silent, terrified look with eyes wide open]
Bob: Okay, that's a no. [leaves]

The whole conversation was over in ten seconds. Great success!

2 comments:

Louise said...

Hahahahahaha. It took you this long to figure that out! I've been doing this for a long time at work. It makes customers go away. Of course, I am also female, so I am sure it is way more effective for me - since I work in an area where they don't expect us women to know anything ;)

Gunter said...

Dude, that would work so much better than my "curious and engaged" look.