I was recently at a nursing home where a gentleman was going to “sign out” so he could leave the facility for the afternoon. He asked me where the clipboard was that he normally uses. I had no idea of course. I flagged a staff member who helped us both out.
As we were waiting for the staff member to come help him find the clipboard, we struck up a conversation. It was the typical “Who are you?”, “What’s you name?” type introductory conversation. The clear speaking elderly man began to talk about his handwriting, complaining about how he does everything in one speed nowadays. Slow.
As he finished up signing his name, he looks up with a smile on his face and says, “You know how slow I am?” I took the bait. “How slow are you?” I asked. His reply, “I watched an episode of 60 minutes last night, and it took me an hour and a half.” He smiles and heads out. That’s how you leave a room with the people wanting more!
Have a good week!
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