When A Gift Is Not A Gift
Why make a big thing about a gift? Sometimes people give you things and expect something in return. Sometimes people give you things and expect you to return the thing they gave you when you are done with it. Sometimes people give you a gift, like a favor. After receiving the favor you spend days, cleaning up their handiwork repairing what has been done. What about those people who give you a gift and then make you pay for it in different ways? In all of these cases, this is not a gift.
“When someone gives a gift and there is a cost to the receiver, in any way, it is not a gift. ” Jennifer Elizabeth Masters