Yesterday, after 4 o'clock on Saturday, a classmate who had not seen me for 10 years called me and said he was staying in a five-star hotel in Ningbo. He invited me to dinner at the hotel tonight. What should I do? I asked two children, and the young child said, 'Of course you should go. When he arrives in Ningbo, how can you ask him to invite you to dinner? It should be you who invite him to dinner.'. The old child said there's no need to go. You haven't seen each other for 10 years, and no interaction in the daily life. Is there any significance in meeting?
I remembered an interesting incident last month. Lam, a hydraulic cartridge valve customer from India, who purchased a small amount from hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK, mainly some hydraulic cartridge valves with high accuracy, suddenly called me and said that he had been in Ningbo for 2 days and was available at night. He asked me to come to his hotel and invite me to dinner.
I didn't directly answer whether to go or not. First, I asked Lam about his itinerary to see if he had time. I could arrange a whole day to accompany him for a good stroll and treat him well. I could also invite him to visit the hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK. He seems to have only visited our factory once 7 years ago. But Lam said he will go back early tomorrow morning. At this point, I didn't have any interest in meeting him at the hotel either. If Lam agrees, it indicates that he cares about reuniting with hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK and is willing to pay a certain time cost. It also indicates that he truly cherishes the business relationship or friendship between hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK and him.
My understanding at the time was that any customer visiting hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK should have made an appointment in advance. If it was temporary, it was likely that you were just a little extra fun for someone else's itinerary. Hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer AAK was not willing to be such a candidate. Business has always been a two-way flow, and if one doesn't think twice in business, hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturers become a dispensable embellishment in others' business.
What is seen in business is also compared in life. If a classmate who has not seen you for many years has feelings, he will attach great importance to this meeting and bring a gift, at least to visit your family. If he asked you to go to his hotel and claimed to invite you to dinner, it's just to show off to you, he's doing better. Some people are even funnier when they claim to be in their location (the 5-star hotel they are staying in) while you rush to pay the bill. This kind of party just helps the other party's Superiority complex and makes the other party look down on you even more. At this time, the money spent has no meaning at all, it just adds a bit of fun to him. After he left, he had no contact with you anymore, and he returned to being a zombie in your WeChat account.
I replied to this classmate that I haven't seen in 10 years by asking if he has time. I will arrange a special day to accompany him on a good tour of Ningbo and treat him well. If he agrees, it means he is willing to reunite this time and cherishes our friendship. As a result, he said he didn't have time, but I was willing to give him another chance. He didn't need to invite me to eat at his 5-star hotel. I came to meet him and invite him to taste Ningbo's unique cuisine, which is about half an hour's drive from his hotel. He still said that the weather is too hot and he doesn't want to make trouble. I told him directly: I'm sorry this time. Since you're so busy, we can only talk again next time! Next time, it's best to make an appointment with me or leave some more time for us to get together well.
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