The Present Opener

Original post by Gambler

This is an indirect opener which works really well for day game.“Hey guys, I need your help with something. My friend has had to rush out of the UK urgently on business, and he’s given me £200 to get his girlfriend a birthday present, and I don’t have a clue what to get her! Any suggestions?” You can expand on the opener with the following lines:“What would you like to get you for your birthday?”“Shall I get one big present or lots of little ones?”As the set gives you information about what they suggest you buy, they will also be giving you information about themselves. You can use what they say as hooks, either by making assumptions about them or playfully challenging their suggestions.