Preparation vs Premeditation
The line between Preparation and Premeditation probably isn't
defined as fine. Not a small scratching in the pavement, not a
series of ribbons tied strategically along the old forest path but
a shiny, seen from space, super highway laid clearly in the
In every family, every sporting club, every workplace and in
more than the occasional job interview, there is examples of those
whose actions seem so deliberate and calculated that you may
confuse them for a war lord.
Their intense stare and uncanny compulsion to finish sentences
may give you the tip off. But for your quick reference guides, here
are some of our top tips on spotting the Premeditated Predator.
They speak more than they listen
If the first time you meet somebody they interrupt you more than
once, there might be a really big problem. Are they listening to
what you are saying or thinking about what they are going to say
They tend to research opinions - Not Facts
I heard that the Kardashian sisters went to Singapore to tell
Halogen light bulbs that they are no longer in fashion and as such
pink is the colour of the new season and that is why I really want
to work for you. You're wearing a pink tie. Pink is in.
They agree with you on an uncanny number of
Beware the smiling assassin. Having too much in common is
a sign that someone is buttering you up to throw you on the
Of course for every Premeditator there is also one of our
favourite prepared Scouts.
- Have a copy of that on hand. Just in case they need it
- Remember your birthday from a conversation last week.
- Stand their grand but let you win a few too.
- Know the facts without jumping to conclusions
Are there any Predators lingering in your back yard?