I watched the Prisonbreak show on FOX NETWORKS yesterday. It was really a treat. This guy is trying to break out of the prison. Thats the show. Prisonbreak.
If I went to prison the first thing I would tell everyone is that I'm NOT GAY. I'd tell everyone I had a gf on the outside. I'd smile a lot and give the older white guys a good, firm handshake while introducing myself. Just like my dad taught me. Then I'd nod my head and give skilled, smooth high fives to the young black guys.
Since I don't smoke, I'd trade my cigarettes for friendship. "2 sticks to be my pal!" I'd say, enthusiastically. At lunch, I'd give my dessert to someone really hungry. "I'm watching my carbs...I want you to enjoy this neat treat," I'd say with a smile on my face.
I'd have solid defense while playing basketball in the courtyard. "I may have fouled you there T-Bone, I'm sorry about that" I'd say if I got too aggressive.
I'd make hilarious jokes like "Does anyone have a CELL phone I could use?" and "I like drinking at bars rather being then behind them!"
By this time all the prisoners would be really friendly with me and no one would try to stab me or get jealous if I did some type of special project for the warden.
At this point I'd begin to speak with the prison guards. "Man you really work out. I can see those muscles of yours are bigger than mine! Keep up the good work!" and "How are the kids?" and "Did you catch the big game last night? That's what thing I really dislike about prison...not being able to catch the big game."
I'd also use the prison library to my advantage. I'd check out copies of sales books like ZIG ZIGLER'S SECRETS OF CLOSING THE SALE by ZIG ZIGLER and HIRED GUN: YOU'RE #1, AND SOMEBODY HATES IT by ROBERT WORKMAN. At night I'd read these books and practice my techniques.
Then the day would arrive. PRISONBREAK.
"Hello Guard. It's good to talk to you today, sir. I just came from the warden's office. He wanted me to come talk to you. You see, my sister is a major motion picture star and she is debuting in a new movie today. The warden is allowing me to leave the prison to see the film, and then head straight back to the prison. And I was wondering what time would be better for you to let me out of the jail: 11am or 4pm today, sir?"
"What? I'm going to have to clear this with the warden. This doesn't sound right at all."
"Sir I just came from the warden. You see how friendly I am with everyone here...would I really fib with you? People do not like fibbers. Please trust me. These were his instructions. He specifically told me to ask you, because you are the best guard in the entire prison. He knew it wouldn't be a problem if you were to handle the situation. In fact he let me know that you are in line for a big promotion in the next few days. I wasn't supposed to say anything but I can't help it...Congratulations!"
"Yes sir! Now what time would be better for you to let me out of the prison...11am or 4pm?"
See? Did you see what I did there to allow my PRISONBREAK? I used sales techniques. I CLOSED THE DEAL (ABC). I assumed the deal and did NOT ALLOW HIM TO SAY NO.
That's not how the tv show turns out, I don't think. That prisonbreak is about running around and being sneaky. We'll see how it turns out for those guys.