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Would you help a friend make a risky choice?

Asked by Gremlin (170points) 1 month ago

A friend wants to go on vacation. She asked me to cat-sit. If I don’t chances are she’ll postpone her trip. I care about her and she’s planning to go to a region that’s been hit by COVID-19 (pretty badly). The travel time will be spent in close proximity to strangers too.

I’m pretty sure my tendency to influence her is manipulative. I don’t like that. But: I feel like I’m taking on part of the responsibility by making her plans possible. I can’t bear that. I want her to be safe. And yes I’ve told her my concerns.

Ugh.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I’d ask her to find someone else to cat sit.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

If they asked me.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Meh..it’s her choice. I’d watch the cat and drop it off outside with no contact with the friend and wish her the best.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Why would you do that to the cat @KNOWITALL?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Drop it off outside with no contact.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Dutchess_III I wouldnt want contact post trip with the traveller. I’m not sure what harm to the cat you are speculating about. The owner would be waiting in the house.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You aren’t making any sense @KNOWITALL.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Dutchess_III It’s not a difficult concept, no contact drop off. smh

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I read it as you suggesting you’ll say you’ll watch the cat but instead you’ll just dump it outside and not bother to tell the owner. If he’s a inside cat that’s basically a death warrent.

 I’d watch the cat and drop it off outside with no contact with the friend and wish her the best.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

You’re talking abou physical contact. I was reading “communication,” like you were just gonna dump the cat outside and not tell the owner! Really had me scratching my head…

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Dutchess_lll I could tell what you were thinking but I couldn’t find the words to help. :)

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