Do you ask the right question?
May 16, 2019

There’s such power in a simple question. Let’s say you’re a bouncer, and you suspect someone’s using a fake ID. “What’s your sign?” will strike just the right amount of terror.

If you’re trying to inspire a smoker to quit, put it like this: “Ever thought about quitting?” Simple and sweet. No judgment. There’s nothing to rebel against if you aren’t being scolded.

And to make sure the Uber you ordered is the vehicle you’re about to get into, ask the driver this question: “What’s my first name?” There are plenty of other ways to check, granted. But asking the driver for your first name doesn’t require you to note the license plate or have the right app pulled up. It’s easy to remember. And it could very well mean the difference between life and death.