Friday, April 1, 2011

..... Negotiation Skills ??

The top Marketing Director of Nescafe manages to arrange a meeting
with the Pope at the Vatican.

After receiving the Papal blessing, the Nescafe official whispers,
'Your Eminence, I have some business to discuss. We at Nescafe have an offer for you. Nescafe is prepared to donate $100 million to the
church. If you change the Lord's Prayer from 'give us this day our
daily bread' to 'give us this day our daily coffee'



The Pope looks outraged and thunders, "That is impossible. The Prayer is the word of the Lord, It must not be changed. " Well," says the Nescafe man somewhat chastened, "We anticipated your reluctance.



For this reason, and the importance of the Lord's Prayer to all
Catholics, we will increase our offer to $300 million. All we require
is that you change the Lord's Prayer from 'Give us this day our daily
bread' to Give us this day our daily coffee'."


Again, even more sternly, the Pope replies, "That, my son is
impossible. For the prayer is the word of the Lord and it must not be
changed."


Finally, the Nescafe director says, "Your Holiness, we at Nescafe
respect your adherence to your faith, we realise that tradition is
essential to your beliefs, we fully understand the importance of the
word of the Lord .............. but we do have one final offer. Please
discuss it with your cardinals. We will donate $500 million to the
great Catholic church if you would only change the Lord's Prayer from
'Give us this day our daily bread' to 'give us this day our daily
coffee'. Please, please consider it."

And he leaves.



The next day the Pope convenes the College of Cardinals.

"There is some Good news," he announces, "and some bad news...... The
good news is, he continues to a hushed assembly, ' that the Church
will get $ 500 million."

"And what is the bad news, your Holiness?" asks a Cardinal.


"Sadly" says the Pope,  we would have to lose the Britannia Account...... .............and take on Nestle !

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