There is an old saying – Never bite the hand that feeds you .
Heard of it ? I guess so !
How often have you been ‘bitten’ by that person or persons whom you tried to help ?
It is one of the most frequent used forms of abuse that you may come across. I call it, Abuse of kindness !
Why ?, Well here’s why.
A person, be it a friend, family member or an acquaintance, wants to borrow, for example, your mitre-saw for a day or two. To your amazement the one or two days become a week, month or much longer, and when you need it and request for its return, the saw is handed back as follows; dirty, clearly misused and maybe even broken, and if you dare to mention it to the culprit, he/ she, is immediately defensive and tells you that it was in a poor condition and of poor quality, upon receiving it, even though you know how meticulous you are with your tools.
What lesson do we learn from this experience ?
Do not lend anything to someone, be it a friend, relative or an acquaintance.
Another saying that comes to mind – you have to be cruel to be kind, and to be able to look one another in the eye in the future, without any ill feelings.