has become a “bad” word. Allow me to elaborate.
My psych-girl has pointed out to me that I’m transactional. In addition, Maggie Haberman, in her recently released book, Confidence Man (2022); Haberman uses the word time and again to describe Donald Trump in a disparaging way.
Here’s my question?
Regarding transactions and gifts, etc. and all.
It’s coming on Christmas. I’d love to give bottles of tequila and whiskey to the maintenance staff at my apartment complex. They are terrific! (That wasn’t always the case.)
There are 320 apartments in this complex. It is a lot of work to attend to all the needs and wants of the residents. I appreciate the staff. And I want them to know that! And, I want them to know I appreciate their prompt response and competence.
So is that a “transaction”?
Yeah, if I have a problem with Some Thing, I want it attended to promptly. [Recently my smoke alarm started chirping.] However, said staff takes direction via order of complaint and emergency status. I want priority.
So if I gift them my appreciation anonymously is that BEST?
What about me?
What do you think?
Who comes first? He/she/them who pays and appreciates? Or just anyone? Who happens to inhabit the space?