Don’t let People rent Space in your Head
Found this on the site of Denice MOFFAT , a US-based professional veterinarian :
16 . Don’t let people rent ” head space “
I picked this technique up from a segment Candid Camera did many years ago. In this particular segment of the show filmed in New York, an actor was behind the counter of a drugstore. On the front of the counter a sign read, “We don’t give change.” People would come up to the counter with their purchase and set it on the counter. The clerk would take their money and put the item in the bag. When the customer complained about not getting their change, the clerk would point to the sign, “We don’t give change.” Of course Candid Camera was filming all the reactions. That was quite a show.
Well, one gentleman had put his purchase on the counter which added up to under two dollars and he gave the clerk a $20 bill. When this man asked for his change, the clerk pointed to the sign, “We don’t give change.” The man said, “Oh. OK.” and walked out.
Wow. Of course that prompted Candid Camera to interview the man. How could he leave that much change and not have a problem with it? His answer…
“Sir, I’ve spent so much money over the years on psychologists, psychoanalysts and psychiatrists that I’ve learned not to let people rent space in my head if I don’t have to. I don’t rent people a lot of head space anymore and I didn’t think that the $18 in change was worth the rent.”
Remember that you are the only person who thinks in your mind. You are the power and authority in your world.
Her bio on : http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/dr_moffat_bio.htm