Are you up for some fun today? I thought we might take the rest of the day off, catch a movie and grab some pizza.
How does that sound?
You’ve got too much work on your desk? You’ve got appointments and deadlines?
Screw it! The work will be there when you get back. You work hard enough. You need to get out of the office and have some fun! You deserve it, don’t you?
C’mon, you know you want to. And you can. Just tell your staff you’re leaving for the weekend and have them reschedule your appointments.
They won’t understand? You feel guilty? Okay, tell them you’re not feeling well and need to leave early.
That’s true, isn’t it? You don’t feel well thinking about the fact that you can’t be spontaneous and take off a few hours when you feel like it.
So there. Problem solved. I’ll pick you up in ten minutes.
What do you mean you’re not sure? Don’t be a party pooper, let’s go! It’s only a few hours. And I’m buying!
You’ll come. Great! I’m on my way.
By the way, I’m impressed. You really are a good negotiator. Playing me, holding out until I said, “I’m buying”.
Nicely done, my friend.