To Quote Robert A. Hienlein,
"A bribe must be offered with the same amount of discretion used to make a gallant proposal to a noble lady." if I am remembering correctly from the notebooks of Lazarus Long.
I'll have to dig up my copy.
Hope that helps give you the idea.
Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: ironraven wrote: ZombieKraft wrote:
I was hoping for some pointers but I guess I'm not going to get any.
That is becuase half of what you are looking for can't be put into words, only experinced. There isn't a checklist or three easy steps that always works, just actual observation.
QFT. Well put ironraven.
Well said, treat them with respect. After all they are usually someone you are trying to get to do something for you, or in some cases are in a position of power.
Some years back while I was on leave in the PI, I was in Olongapo City visiting with my future wife, back then Filipina women who walked around with Americans or other Foreigners were almost always go-go girls......hookers. So all of them carried some type of card. Not sure what it was called, I never got my hands on one. But I saw them in use more than a dozen times over the years.
Anyway the local Pulis or PNP (Philippines National Police) would often stop (usually around Military Payday which was the 1st and the 15th) mixed race couples and ask the female for her card.
Of course this would lead to some type of questioning of both the male and female. At this point the bribe would come out and the Pulis would go away.
Lil and I were standing in front of Max's Restaurant on Magsaysay drive when a mixed race couple was stopped. The female handed the Pulis her card, and then the questioning started at which point the male slipped some cash out of his pocket and the ordeal was over.
However the dipstick male made a snide comment out loud just as the Pulis were turning away to leave. They stopped and started in on the male. He ended up loosing his watch, wallet and had to empty his pockets as well. They even took his dog tags.
All I remember was him saying something about worthless corrupt cops.......imho he was extremely lucky to just loose all of his valuables, usually they end up beating you half to death, then taking you to Jail where the inmates work you over....until the SPs show up to take charge of you.
Then of course there are the "charges" filed against you by the Pulis which have to be dealt with.
Heck sometimes you even had to "bribe" the go-go girls......otherwise they would (I can't remember the what it was called) file some charges against you, like you promised to marry them....which....go it Legal Hold. Basically you were not leaving the PI until the Legal Hold was lifted.
Usually that meant paying a bribe to the girl or whomever filed the Legal Hold.
One of the reasons a lot of Military there never gave them their real names or what unit they were in......we were told never to tell them our real names, what unit we were in, how long we would be there.
“Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.” If we do happen to make contact, I expect nothing less than gratuitous violence from the lot of ya.