April 2014

Keep Your Free If You'll Charge Me Later

Have you ever had someone do something nice for you? Probably. But, how many times has that person held that nice deed against you?

Last year I had a contractor taking care of various projects around the house. The joys of owning a home, right? Anyway, he was nothing to get excited over but did a good job at a decent rate. He even threw in the occasional freebie. It was never anything extreme or completely removed from the job he'd already been hired to do. The good deeds were noted and appreciated. I took them as perks as part of what should have been a long-term working relationship.