The Movement

Lifts to work

When I used to take my friend to work, she always offered me money, but I didn't like taking it. Eventually she started to buy me gifts,  which it was churlish to refuse. I got a nice cane basket,  a gold necklace, skin products, all things she knew that I liked. I gave her a lift for a couple of years, took her there and brought her home, and she really appreciated it, and I didn't feel bad for accepting her geberosity, we were both happy.

edited on Feb 16, 2016 by Katie100

Denise Bennett Feb 13, 2016

Our old Kia Sorento, which I loved to drive, but my husband wasn't keen on.

Nicky Griffiths Feb 13, 2016

Looks like a nice car!

Denise Bennett Feb 13, 2016

I loved that car, but for some reason my husband didn't.

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Fiona Boubert Feb 13, 2016

Sounds like a good compromise that worked out for both of you.

Denise Bennett Feb 14, 2016

Yes, it is a good compromise, and she is great company.

Katie100 Feb 14, 2016

It's great that she knew you well enough to buy you stuff you liked!

Denise Bennett Feb 14, 2016

yes, she is a very old friend from Jamaica, she used to look after my children when I worked, and we have been friends since then.

Jennifer Moville Feb 14, 2016

sounds like a great exchange

Denise Bennett Feb 14, 2016

I think you are very lucky if you can reach a good compromise. There are some that never want to help out with petrol, my daughter had one like that for w little while. Someone apparently put an ad in the local shop window, asking for a lift. my daughter answered the ad, and arranged to pick up the woman and bring her home, she did it for around six weeks, the woman never offered her any reimbursement, my daughter stopped taking her, she wasn't too pleasant by all accounts.