When you accept a gift from someone, are you tacitly stating anything else?
…or is it fair to assume the gift is exactly what it looks like?
I think the classic example of this is a man buying a woman a drink in a bar. If she accepts, is she saying-without-saying that she is interested in him? Or is she simply saying that she’d like a drink?
I recently came across a man who spent $100,000 on gifts trying to make his ex-wife love him again. Did she have an obligation to say “stop buying me stuff” or was she morally correct to continue accepting gifts until he decided to stop buying them?
Do you have other stories of gifts that were a little more than they appeared to be on the surface?
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