a car for a pie - sounds fair, right?
December 26, 2012 12:27 PM Subscribe
Non-monetary thank you gift in exchange for a free used car?
posted by wintersonata9 to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My coworker recently bought a replacement for her '91 Subaru wagon with transmission problems. When I came in bedraggled from my rainy bike ride for the umpteenth time this month, she offered to give me the Subaru because she'd rather see it go to someone she knows than have to "deal with weirdos on Craigslist." I've never been good at the "oh, are you sure? oh, I must give you something" social dance, so I simply said "heck yeah!"
Now I'm thinking I should give her something, though I'm not in any position to give her close to $500 (what the mechanic said it was worth) and she knows that. She has a dog and lives nearby, so I thought I might offer to walk her dog once a week / a few times, or buy her some treats. And she likes my baking, so I'm definitely going to make her a pie. What else would be a fitting gift for such a generous offer?