Wednesday, June 18, 2008

hypothetically speaking

Let's say someone offered a group of people something they had no use for anymore. You happened to have a great need for the item(s) and you happened to speak up first to claim it/them. The person mentioned nothing about wanting money for the item although you suppose it would be nice to pay them for it/them. You offer to pay more than once and they decline the offer more than once. You know that there are others who would possibly want the same item(s). What do you do?

a) You take the item expressing significant gratitude and perhaps you send a thank you note later. Forget the others who may have also needed it. After all, you were the one to speak up first so it doesn't matter who else could have used it, right?

b) You take the item expressing significant gratitude, you send a thank you note later including what you felt was a reasonable payment despite the giver's insistence that payment is not necessary, and you forget the others who may have needed it since you claimed it first and hopeful you'll have a chance to pay it forward in the future.

c) You offer to split/share/trade-off the item with other interested parties as well as offering to split/share any payment gven for the item. You're thankful for a compromise that helps everyone involved.

d) some other option (please explain)

Please vote in the comments.

1 comment:

Nanna said...

I vote for C. You should share when you can. Since it was offered to a group and happened to be first, it is nice to help out the others.

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