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Theory #130: Request Pausing 3 March 2006

Posted by ALBUS in GUESTS, Misc, Psychology.
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by ALBUS

One can judge the import of the favor being asked by the length of the pause that comes after, “Can you do me a favor?”

For example, “Can you do me a favor? Hand me that pencil.” No pause. But, “Can you do me a favor . . . Loan me $1000.” Long pause. The pause may be broken up and filled with more beating around the bush, such as, “I
hope you don’t mind. This is hard for me to ask, but . . . .”

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1. talib - 4 March 2006

“can you do me a favor…umm…i hope you don’t mind…but…umm…will you marry me?”

2. Maryam - 6 March 2006

well ablus, talib’s waiting for a response.

3. talib - 15 March 2006

rejected, dejected once more…


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