(1). A statement suggesting that wearing that Pearl Jam t-shirt to work probably isn’t the best path to management.
“Hey Dave, I saw you applied for the director’s position, that’s great! One thing though. “Ten” came out like 20 years ago so you might want to start throwing a button-down on once in awhile. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have! Ya know what I mean?”
(1). Oh, let’s see … the fact that your fees are too high, your hot assistant called in sick today, the prospect doesn’t seem to like your tie, and you suspect that he may be sleeping with that b* from Merrill Lynch he keeps talking about.
“I don’t know about this one, Harry. There are just too many barriers of entry here. I mean, the guy actually told me he didn’t like talking to you!”