|"Because, because, because, because, because. Because of the wonderful things he does." - Song from Wizard of Oz|
Whenever you ask for something, giving a reason increases compliance. This was found in a Harvard experiment from 1978.
A study was done with copier machines. They tried 3 different experiments.
The first trial had around a 60% success rate. The second trial had a 94% success rate and the final test has a 93% success rate. This is from a Harvard study from 1978.
It turns out that the word because without giving a meaningful reason works about the same as giving one.
The takeaway is to use the word "because:" because it increases compliance with your requests.
This technique is explained in Scott Adams' How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big and Robert Cialdini's book Influence.
Scott Adams also closes his blog posts with an absurd "because" as an inside joke, to his reader that are familiar with the technique.
You might enjoy reading [Scott's] book because:
Read this blog post from customer.io which gives good examples of using because.