What McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Really Contain OR What Will Get You More Money Selling Your Home
An excerpt of the article published in The Montreal Gazette - Fri, 14 Jan 2011
It seems Melodi Dushane of Toledo, Ohio, wasn't concerned about dimethyl polysiloxane or tertiary butylhydroquinone in her Chicken McNuggets, or about the allegation that they were made of 56 per cent corn. Even though it was 6:30 a.m., she had to have them. When told the nuggets were not available at that time of the morning, Dushane went into a frenzy and began to pummel the drive-thru employee before smashing a window with a beer bottle and driving off.
Andrew knew he had a drainage issue in his roof pipe drain when there were flood rains. When the drains backed up there would be small water leaks in to the bathroom from the ceiling. He asked me how to cover it all up. I suggested if he does not want to repair it then to get an estimate of the work to be done and include the repair in the listing description and to reference the estimate in the sellers declaration removing it as a negotiating point by potential buyer.
When setting a home price, the buyer sets the price based on recent area home sales and current inventory and not "seller's math" whereby the price is set using the home' market value plus renovations, upgrades and the owner's emotional attachment. Noting a repair allows you to remove it as a negotiation tool by potential buyers.
Latreasa Goodman of Florida took a different approach when told that her McDonald's had run out of Chicken McNuggets. When the server offered a hamburger instead, she became so enraged that she proceeded to dial 911 to report a fast food "emergency."
Simon, when reviewing a first offer that was 30% below his asking price, decided the buyer would never raise his offer close enough to the asking price and so he refused to counter and yelled at his agent to not bother presenting low offers again.
Different buyers have different perspectives on how to negotiate. Some like to know a seller's tolerance to negotiate and truely enjoy the negotiation. These buyers will at times pay more to a seller who plays the game! Never refuse to counter an offer AND always set up a listing knowing that you will be asked to give away something.
Although these two ladies needed their nugget fix, others may be horrified by the thought of eating a concoction that is more corn than chicken, is tainted with lighter fluid, has an ingredient in common with Silly Putty and is full of chemicals with unpronounceable names. These accusations circulate widely, promoted by the usual array of Internet fear-mongers such as Joseph Mercola, but also by people who really should know better, such as Michael Pollan, author of the bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma.
Whether it is the price or conditions of an offer that upsets clients, sellers and buyers should be more aware of how setting up a negotiation can be as important if not more relevant to lowering frustration and ending up with more money once accepted.
Before we go any farther, let me make clear that I am no fan of processed foods. The number of times I've eaten chicken nuggets can be counted on the toes of one chicken. But that's not because of any fear of multi-syllabic ingredients; it is the high fat and salt content that turns me off.
Likewise, it is the hard-line agent or client who thinks more empty talk or intimidation will get clients more money and a win in negotiations over a strategic agent who understands how to manage barriers and increase negotiation tools to effect wins for clients in their transactions.
Excerpts above are from an article written by: Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society
Oh! And here are the goods on what's in your McNuggets:
Chicken McNugget ingredients (from McDonald's Canada list): Chicken meat, water, modified corn starch, salt, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt and natural chicken flavouring), seasoning [(vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), extracts of rosemary, mono, di and triglycerides (from sunflower oil) and soy lecithin)]. Breaded with: water, wheat flour, yellow corn flour, modified corn starch, salt, baking powder, spices (white and black pepper, celery seed), wheat starch, whey powder, sodium aluminum phosphate, corn starch, partially hydrogenated soybean oil (manufacturing aid). Cooked in 100% vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with THBQ, citric acid and dimethypolysiloxane).
NOTE: Please read the rest of the article here to understand the facts presented for effect at top which were only part of the article.
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