Having a hard time explaining to your significant other why you need to take another fishing trip? Refer to our handy list, develop your strategy, and your reel will be screaming in no time!
We’ve spent a lot of time talking to guests who should be in the ‘Fishing Trip Justification’ Hall of Fame. Read and learn.
- It’s good for business. My best client/potential client/business partner and I will improve our relationship so much that the trip will easily pay for itself.
- It’s good for the family. This will be an incredible opportunity for me to spend quality time with my son/granddaughter/father-in-law. [This is probably the most legitimate justification on the list.]
- I need a break. I’ve been working really hard in this difficult economy, and I’m at my wit’s end.
- I’ll be happier/more relaxed/more productive when I get back. After this time off, I’ll be able so recharged that I’ll easily finish that house project/land that big client/finish our tax return.
- You can take a trip too. While I’m gone/when I get back, you can take that spa/birdwatching/Vegas trip you’ve been talking about.
- You can relax/get a lot done while I’m gone. Having me out of your hair will make for a really nice week. Think of all the time to yourself!
- I need to use all my expensive gear. Going on this trip will increase the return on investment on all the nice gear I’ve bought. [And this is maybe the least legitimate – use with caution.]
- It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These dates are never available, and I’ve always wanted to go. It may be the only time that my best friend/business partner/potential client can make the trip.
- I’ll buy you some nice jewelry. Look, bribery works sometimes, OK?
- I really like to fish, and it’s important to me. Sometimes honesty works too.