One of the basic techniques in persuasion is to get the target saying 'yes', agreeing, to anything, to build a movement that direction. This is literally training for sales people - to avoid any discussion where the target will say 'no', and why they will open with a question the answer is 'yes' to - 'are you having a good day' - and keep them coming. Because there is a psychology to people saying 'yes, yes, yes' to a string of blather questions having a harder time then saying 'no' to the sa