The Perfect Answer – Two Seconds Late

Have you ever thought of the perfect answer for someone just a moment too late? I answered the phone today and someone wanted to know if we needed information on health benefits for the church staff. We had a good conversation and right when I hung up I realized what I should have asked him.

“Does your employer offer you any spiritual benefits? I mean, you specialize in health benefits and we specialize in spiritual benefits. Is there anything we could assist you with today?”

I wonder how that conversation would have gone.

0 Responses to The Perfect Answer – Two Seconds Late

  1. Dee O'Neil Andrews says:

    You think like I do – that sounds exactly like something I would say to someone on the phone to generate a totally different kind of conversation.

    Too bad you didn’t think of it two seconds sooner, but save it and use it for the next tele-marketer type who calls you up. Actually, there are a lot of people you could use that with.

    And thanks for stopping by Grace Notes and leaving those two comments for Greg. I know he’ll really appreciate them.

    Drop by Finding Direction again soon, too!

    Cheers & Blessings to you all today! Dee

  2. Frank Bellizzi says:

    If I think of it at all, the perfect answer comes to me two DAYS late. So don’t beat up on yourself too much, Speedy.

  3. Paula Harrington says:

    That would’ve been great! Maybe they will call back 🙂

  4. Neva says:

    Way cool thoughts!!

  5. lisa leichner says:

    I’m with Frank — I’m ALWAYS slow with the right response. I’m not sure I would have EVER thought of what you did.

  6. Chris says:

    Very good thought, even if it was too late to ask it. I hope you don’t mind my using it the next time an opportunity such as that happens my way.

  7. Matt says:

    I always encourage people to use whatever they find helpful anyway they like.

  8. Matt says:

    They should have read “I always encourage people to use whatever they find here in any way they like.”

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