Earlier this week, I got a text from this lady, who comes round to our house about once a week, to clean and do some ironing. She was asking for a raise, arguing that her other clients pay her more than I do. You see, instead of going down the route of mentioning value or … Continue reading The others are paying more. Or not.
Aristotle said it: we are social animals. What we do and, even, what we think is largely influenced by those around us: I was reminded of this fact today. I took the youngest to a chess tournament. Once he was settled, I sat down with my coffee and tablet, looking forward to catching up … Continue reading On contagion