You’ve heard the shared joke when someone wants an adult drink early in the day, “Well, it’s five o’clock.
hours somewhere. My theme for this column is loosely based on this joke.
Someone, somewhere, is paying or getting paid for something. Let’s explore this idea of ââpayment
In our business, we casually but regularly use the notion of cost-benefit ratio. Asking the question “Is it worth the cost to do this or that” is our often used measure of what goods and / or services to buy, how much to spend and when to cut back, because the cost is too “expensive.” “
The word “dear” in this sense is something I had heard growing up, to mean dear. As it turns out, the way we used to open a personal letter to someone, with Dear So-and-so, ties into this old-fashioned usage as something or someone precious, held in high regard. esteemed, loved, important, highly valued or valued a lot in our estimation.
As for payment, we often wonder, are we being paid for what we are worth? Do you feel short on payday?
Is it worth paying so much for this item? For what it’s worth, I have opinions about having to pay today’s market prices. Is the price too high for you?
Is the cost too high? Is it worth it? What is that worth to you? Is there an equivalent discernible value, dignity?
Have you ever done something wrong and now someone wronged is implying, “You are going to pay?” This statement is their promise to correct you by causing you pain. Their plan is to take something back from you.
“If I do this thing, will I pay the price later?” “I think it may cost me.” In other words, will I suffer the consequences of my actions, or get away with it this time around?
Then there is the reimbursement which means exactly what it says, we have to reimburse what we owe to whom we owe it. This type of repayment may or may not include interest on what we have borrowed. Interest can be tricky, as it can be a fair trade or a loan shark. Either way, however, we generally agreed on the terms.
But, more often than not, revenge is a form of revenge, even if it’s under the guise of reaping what we sow.
If it is a person demanding repayment, it is usually revenge, or “eye for an eye” of the Hebrew Bible which, in its original intent and language, was not a refund but an effort to ensure that an injured party is whole.
As in, if your eye was taken, I will give you my eye so that you may be healed. But, we, the people in our need to be right and get what is ours, not to mention living in a world of sin, have done the âeye for an eyeâ scripture on revenge.
Sometimes if we do something hateful, dirty, cruel, or mean towards someone, we can almost immediately reap what we have sown. If we are vigilant, we might recognize our wrongdoing and think, “Well, that was God’s reward.”
Maybe I could avoid the refund if I “pay it next”. Why not? Instead of paying back someone who has been kind to you, you pass it on to another person. Theoretically, they pass it on to another, and so on. Thus, a pattern of kindness is generated.
Have you ever been very poor, or better yet, have you ever been paid? The first, the “rocky bottom” is the dirtiest of dirt. The latter, a sort of crushed rock containing pieces of gold, could be considered as similar to the black gold of the Beverly Hillbillies; and yes me neither.
I ate a Payday candy bar. But I don’t recommend them, on payday or anytime, if you have a peanut allergy or dentures, for that matter. It was payday at the Hollywood Candy Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the Caramel-Coated Peanut Nougat Bar was first produced in 1932. As it was, duh, payday, someone. one suggested the name, and inventor Frank “Marty” Martoccio agreed.
I look forward to the salary. So if you feel so inclined to repay me for everything I have done, the way “what’s going on around you”, could it please be for something nice, love or caring that I did? Please forgive me if you have anything else on your mind for the refund on payday.