Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “motive.” Use the word “motive,” in any form, in your post. Enjoy!
I’ve always tried to be open and honest when meeting new people, seeing them as potential friends in the making.
Sometimes though a little off hand comment should trigger alarm bells, like
‘I’m pleased I’ve met you. You can walk my dog when I go on holiday’.
‘I’m so glad you’re here. I need someone to take me shopping.’
‘We’ve made a will and named you as legal guardians of our kids.’
Motives, rather than motivation.
It got to the stage that we became wary if anyone was nice to us, always wondering what they wanted.
Thankfully, those days (and people) are behind us.