Original Post: 11/02/2010
...when we say "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" we mean that we will get further with sweetness than sour. We will get more response from friends, family and even strangers when we are asking for help or expressing a need sweetly rather than just expecting or ordering them to do what we want. We should use our manners and always be polite and people will always respond in a much more favourable way. Rather than assuming that people owe us anything and should just do what we say just because we say it. I for one would definitely prefer the response gotten from sweetness and honey to that gotten by sour and vinegar expectations.