Playing Smart… Where do you draw the line?


She walked into the premises, walk right past the reception, walking straight to the showroom where the MD was, I sprang up from the front office and with a smile and greeting, politely put myself in her path, asking how I may assist her.

She said, I’m looking for Chuks, even though it was my 2nd week on the job, I hadn’t heard of anyone with that name. So I asked, why don’t you call Chuks, she places a call on her phone, hangs up and said that’s him right there.

I looked at the direction she pointed, that person isn’t Chuks. From the moment she walked in looking smart and great, I knew she was about to play some smart moves. I called my colleague, and said to her, pls attend to this lady, she is looking for Chuks.

My colleague asked what she wanted, then she said, actually I am from a bank, I want to have a moment with your MD. Marketing the bank products I suppose.

Then I thought, how smart is smart? What’s smart about playing smart? Or rather I should ask, what’s smart about playing on people’s intelligence? Is honesty and straightforwardness now very lacking? Is it that kind of smartness that sells in business and personal lives today?

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This is I...and i don't appreciate anyone trying to play on my Intelligence. Ha-ha!!

Let’s deliberate on this good people..what do you think??? Share your opinions.

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