At a supermarket queue, if you are approached with:
*Can you let me go first?”
*Can you let me go first as I am rushing to work. I am already late.”
Most people would response favourably to the second one.
The reason? The reason is because there is a REASON.
When people do not give any reason, it is too general and we have to depend on our subconscious mind to feedback to us. Normally it will not be a positive one. The response we get could be that the person is trying to take advantage of us.
When a reason is given, and the person is polite, we know the answer immediately. In this situation, we are more likely to say yes.
There are a few reasons:
a. We want to help people.
b. We want to show our kindness.
c. We feel obliged (especially you have a trolley of items and that person has only 2 items).