What would you do if you were 100% certain that this one person who was talking to you acted like he was interested in say buying your product or service but you knew for sure that he would never actually buy anything from you? At the same time there was say a lineup of people who may be interested in doing business with you. Would you just brush him off and at minimum just say like a simple hello or would you actually take the time with them just like every other potential person?
That was a topic of debate I was hearing today as it seemed like most people simply said don’t waste time with people like that as they are simply taking up your time. That is kind of tricky too in some ways as you never know like in this case as while this person may never directly do business with you maybe in the future by establishing a good relationship they will refer people that they know who may benefit in working with you.
I have often observed too that the funny thing is if people mistreat a person who wouldn’t have done business with you anyways they will more than likely go out of their way to try and sabotage you in a different way. Example, if you are in some kind of a service industry they will actually go around trying to convince people you are bad. It’s stuff like this which is why I would say you would still have to acknowledge everyone to a certain extent. I guess like working in say a retail store you just have to be polite in informing the person that other people are waiting as well.