Recently, on my Facebook page I posted the following:
Trying to influence another person without first eliciting trust is as futile as…as…darn, hate when I can’t come up with a clever ending. 🙂
So, how would YOU end that sentence?
Responses ranged from funny to profound; many of them both. Here they are…
Dave Ferguson assuming your a leader just because your in a management position?
Tom Cooper cleaning the house when you have small children!
Brant Elsberry trying to cook a great meal without buying groceries.
Beth Bridges … as resisting the Borg?
Tom Cooper Taking on an aircraft carrier while armed only with a squirt gun?
Erika Anderson herding cats.
Deb Krier Trying to push a rope uphill!
Tom Childrey as trying to teach a pig to sing, which wastes your time and truly annoys the pig.
Beth Bridges … making a permanently selfish person become a good networker. (Hmm, that’s still under construction but you get the gist?)
Jon White trying to develop sales or recruits on social media pages or chat rooms by spamming.
Tom Cooper trying to write software without a computer!
Tom Cooper trying to drive without gas….
Chandler Peterson trying to get a teen to clean their room…
Paul Franklin Your appendix.
Susan Castle Trying to get a five year old to try broccoli!
Robert Michele Gorden … as putting lipstick on a pig! (You still have a pig)
Paul Franklin Spamming.
Kyle Wilson putting business cards on car windshields to sell a seminar.
Kim White As my dear friend Judy used to say, like trying to heat water in chocolate teapot.
Sandra Fry Trying to plow a field with just a plow and no tractor.
Doug N Joyce Morgan …trying to tell a two-year old what to do.
Dennis Talluto pushing rope up a hill!
Michelle Goddard trying to skate on a lake before it freezes?
Max Fleischer fishing while sounding a horn.
Steve Eanes believing you will have a successful storybook marriage after winning the Bachelor or Bachelorette reality show.
Richard Wilson herding cats.
Karen Thornton trying to nail jello to a tree.
Sue Henry expecting the wheat to grow where it hasn’t been planted.
Volney F. Morin Jr like trying to shoot a free throw without the basketball.
Elaine Kibler is a futile as harvesting a crop when you planted no seed!
Will Nicholas asking the woman of your dreams to marry you without first demonstrating your exclusive love for her.
Patrick Mahan trying to shoot pool with a rope.
Patrick Mahan trying to stuff a marshmallow in a parking meter.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! These are so cool. Thank you everyone!
How about you? Anything you’d like to add? Please feel free!