Maybe you can. If there’s a salesperson knocking on your door, you could run away and hide in the bedroom until he goes away.
But not all masters of persuasion are dressed up in suits and ties to sell volcano insurance. We actually fall victim to many sales pitches each and every day — from television, from magazines, from friends, and from family.
It’s not your fault, really — it’s part of our nature to behave in a manner that makes us susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. In fact, it’s common courtesy.
Let’s say you head out to the bar with a friend. First round of drinks is on you.
Then what? Who gets the next round?
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