I am like a witch’s brew,
I make people do what they don’t want to,
At the sound of my voice,
You have no choice,
But to do what’s requested of you.
What am I?
The magic word – please. It makes people do things they otherwise wouldn’t be inclined to do. When parents are teaching children about manners, they call it the magic word and wait to fulfill a request until the child says please. Once the child says it, the parent feels bound to do it to show the child that it works.