The other afternoon a connection request came my way. No idea what she wanted even with a personalized note.
I reviewed the profile. Equally amorphous. In fact, really vague. But I wondered, “What’s going on here?” I am not sure if something in it was bothering me, or just tempting my curiosity.
So I replied to the connection request, “How can I help you?”
In seconds, the reply, “blah blah blah, I want to sell you this because you need it.”
If I needed it, I’ll make that decision and I definitely don’t.
So I put on my curmudgeonly LinkedIn coach hat and replied,
LinkedIn coaches have a rule: do not sell me before you know me well. Suggest you follow it. No thanks.
And then she replied telling me I was wrong.
That was wrong. So I blocked her. Onward.
Since when is “no thanks” not NO?