At a picnic with some friends, I gave everyone ten-ish minute massages (I am a massage therapist). It was a spontaneous gesture and I really enjoyed doing it.
As I was leaving, a friend slipped an envelope in my bag. When I got home and opened it, there was a card with money inside, thanking me for their "first session".
I feel like this turned a spontaneous act of goodwill and friendship into a business transaction. I'm hurt, saddened, and a little offended. I didn't want money or ask for it, and I don't think that I said or did anything implying otherwise.
Now I feel like I'm not their friend, I'm hired help. How do I address this?
posted by windykites
on May 24, 2014 -
Turning a close friendship into a business partnership: is it doomed? Are there success stories out there? What can I do to ensure this works? [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Jan 27, 2010 -