Sir Winston Churchill was at a high class social gathering. One elegantly dressed woman was getting on his nerves. He finally asked her, “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?”
She laughed and gave him a sly grin. “I would sleep with even you, for five million pounds.”
Churchill opened his wallet and asked, “Would you sleep with me for 5 pounds?”
“Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?” she huffed.
Churchill removed the cigar from his mouth and fixed her with a gimlet eye, “Madam, we have already established what kind of woman you are, now we are haggling about the price.”
Is there a lie on your resume? Did you move a date? Did you fudge a salary or hourly rate of pay? Have you claimed an accomplishment you didn’t help with?
Establish what kind of person you are: honest. Don’t haggle over price.
The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. (Arthur C. Clarke)
Something to do today
Have you established a price or a character? If you lied, clean it up. Start your new character today. Everyone makes mistakes. The good people change for the better.
Later: Where to fish