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Social Q's -- When a friend signs up under your name to benefit you

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wellisawstar:
First letter: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/fashion/worth-your-weight-in-gold-social-qs.html?src=rechp&_r=0&gwh=8CA4AE738FFB66FC94A664DA10CD0553

I don't really know what to say about this, but my gut reaction is that Philip Galanes is wrong about the etiquette of this type of transaction. What is the proper way to handle this?

siamesecat2965:

--- Quote from: wellisawstar on February 17, 2013, 07:39:46 AM ---First letter: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/fashion/worth-your-weight-in-gold-social-qs.html?src=rechp&_r=0&gwh=8CA4AE738FFB66FC94A664DA10CD0553

I don't really know what to say about this, but my gut reaction is that Philip Galanes is wrong about the etiquette of this type of transaction. What is the proper way to handle this?

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I also don't agree. I've done the referral thing too; but it would never occur to me ask my friend that referred me to any type of business for "my cut" If my friend gets an extra month at the gym, or a free service at the salon, so be it.

I also refer people to various business, and am happy they too can take advantage of one I like and trust, such as my mechanic. I've sent him a bunch of business. while I don't get anything monetary in return, they do take good care of me, and my car.

taxing:
The friend is petty, for sure.

I also thought the response to the last letter was wrong too.

Tilt Fairy:
Wow. I too thought the response was really wrong.

Thipu1:
As a regular reader of this column, I think Galanes was trying to show how petty the friend's demand is.  He's often a bit tongue-in-cheek.

I also agree that the answer to the last letter was a little off.

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