The other one is just mellow and takes it as it comes.
This just happened is why Im typing.
Through the years I have given people raises as a manager that didnt deserve it any more than the other people who needed raises... The thing was, they Bugged me every day.... just like this cat, till finally they got a raise. I had to go sell the owner on the idea... I could only give so many raises, some of my friends needed them... But they were "patient", the guys that really bugged were more of a priority "This one will wait, but this wont wont leave me alone so I want to get his raise fast...".
The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
I had a step daughter like that, she was like this cat, not mellow like the other one.... Always demanding and persistent...
She grew up and now we are best buds. The interesting thing is that she STILL gets whatever she wants and that quality has served her well... and now I rather admire it, where it used to be inconvenient alot. I see how it served her life in the bigger picture. The mellow, passive stepdaughter is still mellow and passive, and still not getting much out of life.
The squeaky wheel gets the oil...
So, what business owner is saying to himself right now "I better just give this guy my business, he isnt going to quit..."?
Just food for thought. Yes this is about making money.
Who are you being persistent with?
I promise, I didnt even LIKE giving some of the raises I have... But some people want what they want, and your liking the idea of giving it to them is secondary.... Those people in my experience get it.
They also value it more than a person who thought it wasnt worth trying that hard for.
So, are you squeaking?
Advice: Dont go overboard. Sometimes you can push people so hard that they dont give it to out of "Spite". There have been a few people I have refused refunds to because the way they asked was rude... Hey, Im human, you "can" get on my nerves and I "will" purposefully let you stew until you come into your manners. Sorry.
I will also say something to you if you dont say things like "Thank You" to waitresses in my presence, or at least I will think you are inconsiderate... Some get arrogant just because "Im the customer and its your job to serve me,. Im always right"... Thats just rude. Sure its their job, sure some people are going to take full "spiteful" advantage of that, but YOU have a choice as to whether you want to be one of those kinds of people or not, and in "my" life, I have the same choice as to whether I want to be nice to "YOU" or not... So, anyway, we arent talking about rudeness...
But we are rambling now...
What Im talking about here is "persistence" not being "belligerent".
This cat doesnt want to bug me.... It just wants me to get up and open the door so it can go outside... and it has trained me to know it isnt going to stop asking until I get up.
So I do... because I know.... you cant wait him out, because he wont stop.
Persistence pays off.
The other cat?
Like humans of his nature, he just takes whatever he gets and is happy, he doesnt really "want" things enough to fight for them.
I like him.... but the other cat "gets" more, because he "asks" more.
There's a moral in this story somewhere, perhaps you can find it for me. lol