do you know people who's first thought upon meeting someone is, "what can i gain from this relationship?" are YOU one of those people?
i have a friend like that. every time she meets someone it's like the first thing out of her mouth about them is, "well, they're really good at such and such, so here's how that could benefit me."
i know people who do stuff. (wow. lamest statement ever.) my uncle is a mechanic, but i don't feel like i should ever ask him to do something for me at any kind of discount. much less expect him to! one of my classroom volunteers is a hairdresser. i would feel funny asking her if she could cut me a deal on a hair cut. i work with a computer GeNiUs. i ask his advice sometimes but i feel guilty if i ever actually ask him to do something for me personally.
maybe this all ties back to my inexplicable guilt complex? (again, that's a whole separate post. or perhaps, a series of posts.) maybe it's totally acceptable to expect people to bestow their goods or services on me because we're family/friends/acquaintances/coworkers? i don't know. i don't think it's okay. i don't think it's attractive. in fact, i think it's pretty darn ugly.
***please note*** this is considered a "blind item." basically, if you're reading this blog, i'm probably not going to write about you. i'm not that much of an idiot. however, if this is convicting to you, that's a whole different ball of wax. perhaps if this strikes a chord with you, you should examine WHY that is.
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