Bank a favor vs cold hard cash
August 17, 2010 9:52 AM Subscribe
Is it better to accept money for a favor or to bank the favor?
posted by MrMulan to Human Relations (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am interested in links to articles on the cognitive processes that go on consciously/subconsciously in a person when deciding. Is this game theory or something else? I do want everyone's opinion, but also post something objective so as not to get chat filtery.
My personal example is having to get up at 4:30AM from North Jersey, pick up someone 30 minutes away, drive 45 minutes to JFK airport in NYC, paying 2 tolls on the way, then do the reverse in traffic.
I want to bank the favor, my missus wants the cash. It's for her friend whom I see on occasion. Said friend offered to pay whatever we requested. I say since she has an ongoing relationship with her friend, you never know when you may need a favor in return(with the understanding that you may never need a favor repaid). She just wants tolls and gas money (sniff-me getting up on my day off has no value).