Truthful Tuesday — A Favor

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week Di wants to know:

If someone offered you a considerable amount of money for doing them a favor, would you take it?

My short answer is probably not.

First of all, if the person asking me to do them a favor was a good friend or close family member, there would be no need for them to offer me a “considerable amount of money.” I’d do it for free as long as the favor wasn’t illegal, unethical, or immoral. I might ask them to cover my out of pocket expenses if there were any.

Second of all, I believe in the old adage that says, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Why would someone who is not someone I know very well offer me a considerable amount of money for doing them a favor if the “favor” was on the up and up? That would seem fishy to me and I’d have a lot of questions that would need to be answered before I’d even consider it.

And, finally, if a total stranger was making that offer, fuhgeddaboudit.

9 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — A Favor

  1. newepicauthor February 21, 2023 / 5:42 am

    There are too many scammers out there trying to take advantage of everyone.

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  2. Marleen February 21, 2023 / 10:11 am

    If many politicians will do corrupt things to our country for tens of thousands of dollars (while some get much more), I wonder what various ordinary persons might look at as a considerable amount of money. And yet, scammers will sometimes offer million-dollar checks to people with no serious power. Obviously, this is unbelievable (yet some people fall for it). People fall for small scams, too — a hundred dollars or so.

    One even need be wary of extra-step deals at Amazon. I tend not to even bother with coupon schemes from legitimate businesses (if very straightforward I might), so I wouldn’t have taken up this offer… my children’s father (I’ll start calling him Kyle) responded to a plan, on Amazon mind you, to buy a gift card (hundreds of $$) where directed and then apply it to purchasing an expensive outdoor grill (nonexistent) at a discount.

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  3. pensitivity101 February 21, 2023 / 10:20 am

    Thanks for your contribution Fandango. I’m with you on this one.
    Have a good day.

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  4. SadiRose February 22, 2023 / 1:13 am

    I agree, is it really a “favor” if you are getting paid for it? I don’t trust that at all.

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