Something bothers me about people who are calculating and asking for favors. I suppose it just gets up my “sliminess” hackles, or breeds distrust. The end result is the same: I have a very hard time with it.
I got a phone call from someone urgently seeking a woman I used to know. I didn’t track this woman and I wasn’t particularly close to her, so I have no idea where she is.
I explained all of this and everything seemed cordial and dandy in out little discussion, until I was being asked to fill in for this woman. Essentially I was being prodded for every bit of information I have about my current job. It’s times like this that I hate people having my phone number.
Let’s not get into the fact that I don’t like the idea of “selling” info about the company I’m in for the benefit of others. That’s my own issue and I can handle that. What aggravates me is the idea of this woman to call me- someone she hardly knows – with this proposal. What end would this lead to? Snatching insane amounts of money from parents who are trying to provide a good education to their children.
I turned her down and explained that I really wanted no involvement, but the whole thing just felt really sketchy and horrible and rather gross. Yet another person to add to my list of “slimy people.”