I’ve had he recent discomfort of dealing with someone who was so busy trying to get over on me that he missed a genuine offer of help with no strings attached.
It was an odd experience, to be sure, to offer someone help and then listen to them try to hustle me throughout the next couple of conversations on the topic. Basically, the help I offered was not a priority to him. It was needed, but he didn’t value it. As he tried to twist my offer into something that would suit his temporary wants, he missed out on receiving assistance for a real need.
Today’s lesson: Help comes in many different guises. Accepting help with one of your smallest priorities can free you to concentrate on your bigger priorities. Be wise enough not to look a gift horse in the mouth.