I am sure we are not alone in being ‘punished’ for doing the odd favour.
Here are some examples:
We took some rubbish down to the tip for an elderly friend and got a nail in our tyre, which cost £40 to replace.
I took my mother shopping (years ago) and got a parking ticket for £70 as my ‘Pay and Display’ couldn’t be seen. (It had fallen on the floor, so I argued the point and got let off).
I broke a tooth after someone insisted on my trying their home-made toffee (£86 crown).
I was volunteered to take someone home from a ladies group meeting only to discover she was 15 miles out of my way.
Hubby trained a young lad in his line of work so well that the company let him go when they had to make staff cut backs.
In the office, I offered to help someone out with their backlog only to have it included in my daily workload thereafter.
We have survived the winter on the boat (OK, the weather has been pretty mild so we have been lucky) without so much as a single sniffle or cough between us.
Recent posts have told of us looking after our Friend, but now we are back home, Hubby is running a temperature and gone down with a cold!
I rang our Friend today and he is sounding much better. He has an appointment to see a consultant next week to discuss his latest treatment and their conclusions.