The following are a few secrets to keep things flowing in the right direction.
1) Be as nice as your circumstances permit.
This seems obvious until you darken the door of Wegmans on a Saturday and see how many people think being a bitch is a competitive sport.
2) Leave a generous tip.
If you ever waited tables, you know why. If you haven’t, well, you’re full of privilege and should realize as much.
Regardless, it will improve your karma.
3) Treat the person at the front of the office (receptionist, secretary, personal assistant, whatever they call her) with the same respect you give the guy in the big office.
She can either get you into the big office or escorted to the parking lot.
4) Number three applies to the cleaning lady.
To a privileged white male, she fades into the background and they feel free to talk among themselves freely. Occasionally, this information is good to have and you might just have the right bit of information at just the perfect time.
There is a saying that you will be judged by how you treat people that stand little chance of ever being of help to you.
I agree in principle but you never know when karma is at work although, paradoxically, it should never be your motive or everything is cancelled out.