This morning I was having problems with an electronic gadget, so I took it into the store to get fixed. It always takes a long time, so I decided to grab a book to read. I grabbed Dan Wells's latest. I've been looking forward to reading it for some time.
I got to the store, explained the situation, then I sat down to wait and read.
It was a good time, no one bothered me. I did notice one person behind the counter look in my direction a few times, but whatever. My device was fixed in, surprisingly, record time, and I was on my way.
It wasn't until I left that I realized I was reading a book that was clearly titled "I Don't Want to Kill You".
I'm not saying that the book had anything to do with my uninterrupted reading time or even the speedy repair, but you never know.
Has anyone else gotten better service or more attention using this little trick? If so, I'd like to hear about it. If not, it might work for you.