Would you like to be a better persuader?
He had a unique faux know-it-all confidence.
He knew just when to tilt his head.
When to unholster his gun.
And when to take the bullet out of his shirt pocket.
Wearing his oh-so-tidy uniform and a deputy’s badge which represented the good people of Mayberry, Barney was always ready to perform a little “gentle persuading.”
Then, of course, he’d botch up the situation – whatever it was – and Sheriff Andy Taylor would have do the real persuading and straighten everything out.
I learned a lot from Barney’s mistakes.
But not as much as I have from my own.
There have been so many more of them.
I couldn’t help speculating what his secrets might involve.
Better equipment and training?
Faster cars? (with awesome sounding sirens and maybe even wi-fi?)
A reality show TV on the Investigation Discovery channel?
Some 21st century truth-seeking tech gizmo?
Dang, I was way off.
This former FBI agent’s observations are both thought-provoking and do-able!
They’re a far cry from the strategies Barney Fife embodied.
And while this may be good news for you – it sure doesn’t help me any!