How to Wine and Dine (Part 2)

Impressing clients, co-workers and the Big Boss


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Your children’s friends’ parents

OK, so you’re going to think this is a little odd, sticking in for children’s friends’ parents here, but think about. Not only do you want to get leverage for play dates and babysitting by lubricating these folks, but you are also paving the way for your children’s future. These are business decisions and will help facilitate entry to exclusive schools and clubs, not to mention improve chances with potential mates and employment.

Life has become ruthless, so while we might look back nostalgically at Bewitched when wining and dining our Big Boss, today’s fellow parents require a more tactical approach. You want to expose these folks to something that will set you apart from all the other parents of their children. Something that will make you special and that can rub off on your children. You are after the most elusive of elusive wines: the one-off, and you’ll have to corner the market at that! On second thought, you might want to invest in really good Halloween candy, bribe the kids, and make an investment in the future instead of the status quo. Besides, a halfway decent bottle of Chardonnay is usually sufficient to buy yourself some play date or babysitting time. And if that doesn’t work, at least you’ll have the bottle to turn to!

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  • Snooth User: schellbe
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    We are supposed to schmooze our kids friends parents in order to get them into exclusive schools or employment?. Greg, you must live on Mars and I must live on Venus, or both, but these are kids. Let them grow up themselves, with a little autonomy.

    And go enjoy a nice bottle of wine with friends while your kids are enjoying the usual over organized extra-curricular activities that kids do today.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 12:29 PM

  • Snooth User: vfsi
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    When I read the title, "Your children’s friends’ parents" , I was thinking, older children and their friends' parents, teenagers. It's nice to know the character of the friends your child has. What better way to find out than to lubricate the parents with a bottle of wine. The acorn doesn't fall too far from the oak.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 2:06 PM

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