BK Magazine Business Fables
Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
A man sits next to a woman on the bus. He says "That's a very nice smelling perfume. What brand is it? I'd like to buy it for my wife."
She replies "Don't, it will just give idiots an excuse to talk to her."
Moral of the Story: If you must, give a compliment and move on. Don't try and force others into conversation with you.