Another trick with baiting is to push up the victim’s ego to the point where they couldn’t possibly turn down an offer they think is their idea.
The office environment is a brillaint playground for baiting:
Watch and learn, chinas, I baited Darryl my colleague:
Peas: Darryl, you know how these pros ride the 94.7 cycle race twice in a row?
Peas: You’re pretty good right? I mean you did the 94.7 in 2 hours 30.
Darryl: Yeah, and I rode home afterwards. So actually I did about 160 kms.
Peas: Shit hey, that’s pretty good.
Peas: So do you think you’re up there with the pros? I think you are, since you started at the front. I mean, you could do the race twice right?
Draryl: Yeah, no problems with that.
Peas; So why haven’t you done it twice yet then?
Darryl: Just haven’t felt the need I guess.
Peas: You certain you could do it twice Darryl? I mean, surely it’s something you would’ve done before already?
Darryl: I nearly did it twice this year.
Peas; Ah…but you didn’t.
Darryl: Maybe next year.
Peas; I mean…I think I could even do it twice.
Darryl: No, I don’t think you could.
Peas: I’m starting to doubt whether you could Darryl.
Darryl: Of course I could!
Peas: You have stamina Darryl, but doing a race twice really is for the pros, c'mon.
Darryl: I am a pro!
Peas: Ok sure, "You're a pro." Of course you are.
Darryl: You want me to proove it?
Peas: Hey you'd only be proving it to yourself.
Darryl: I'll do it, just say the word!
Peas: OK, do what you want, but whatever. Do it, don't do it.
Darryl: OK, fine, I’ll do it.
Peas: Don’t over-exert yourself for my sake Darryl, I mean if you can’t do it just say so.
Darryl: I could do it easily!
Peas: It’s ok if you cant, it is very tough doing it just once anyway.
Darryl: No, I’ll show you! It’s easy man.
Peas: Next year?
Draryl: Yes I’ll do it twice, you just watch.
I have got my colleague to ride the 94.7 not once but twice next year.