Now this is something I didn't know, but I figured I should share it with you.
You might find this handy when trying to convince someone to do something they don't want to do...who knows?
When you want someone to agree to your request, using the phrase ‘but you are free to refuse’ can double your chances. While studies show it works equally well no matter the type of request, how or why it works remains unclear – but there are theories that it puts people at ease, because it shows respect and makes them feel like their freedom to say no isn’t being violated.
Interesting how the human mind works, isn't it?
Coffee out on the patio this morning...but feel free to refuse if you wish.