ASKING FOR A FAVOR
Ask for a favor only when you’re in a pinch and really need it.
Ask for favors over and over from the same person.
The person you keep asking will understandably begin to avoid you.
Acknowledge the favor you have received.
Word travels among friends and you don’t want to get a reputation as a user.
- A lady says “thank you” when her brother agrees to cover dog-walking duty that day, and again after he does it.
- A lady offers to reciprocate a favor, telling her brother, for example, that if he walks the dog for her, she will cover one of his chores.
- A lady gets someone who does a big favor for her a small token of appreciation.