I work in a call center and talk to hundreds of people a week and it amazes me how many people do not have anyone they feel they can turn to, to ask a favor.
So, I put myself in that postion.
- If I need to borrow a cup of sugar.. who would I call?
- If I need to borrow a car...who would I call?
- If I need to cry on a shoulder... who would I call?
- If I need a ride to the doctor, or store, or just home on a pouring down rain day... who would I call?
That then leads into the question... If I call, would they come? **Similar to the "If you build it, they will come"**
Then there is the question of, if they are my friend, and know I need something, would they just offer without my asking?
I bring all this up because the past couple days have been rainy. Monday it was raning in the morning and beautiful when I left work. I was a bit wet when I arrived to work, that was ok. I didn't mind the wait for the bus in the afternoon because it was gorgeous. Yesterday, Tuesday, it was nice in the morning, and POURING when I left work. I don't like to ask for a ride too often, and the people I usually would ask have recently shown they are friends/acquantances, but not friend/friends...
So, I was waiting to see if either one would think to say... Gee it is pouring, I should see if Michelle needs a ride home today. Neither offered, and both drove by me as I was walking in the downpour to the bus stop.
So.... there I am with this question going thru my brain...