I made a mistake yesterday and now I’m paying for it big time. Mr Helpful’s would-be apprentice approached me yesterday morning and asked if I would have a look at something and give my opinion. I answered without even thinking. I know better than that and normally I would have done something sensible like ask what it was he wanted me to look at but I was distracted and a bit tired at the time.
So now, having gone and given my word ahead of time I am now stuck doing this favor that I would honestly prefer to just forget about. What is it? After I had so unthinkingly agreed to his request he showed up at my office with a stack of Lipovox reviews and asked me to tell him which ones I thought were the best.
I wanted to just tell him where to go, how to get there, and what to do upon arrival but you see, I was stuck. I had agreed to his request. Now I know that most people today would not hesitate to simply issue the aforementioned directions but that’s because most people today don’t know right from wrong anymore.
Call me old fashioned but I still think that when you agree to do something then you need to do it to the best of your ability.
It is a good reminder however. It’s going to be a long time before I repeat this mistake. From now on, I ask for details BEFORE agreeing to anything!
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