The Law of Reciprocity
Today I leant my ute to a mate of mine. This is something that happens now and then with my mates, because having a ute is a very handy thing. When he returned it he came back with a 6 pack. We then sat down and drank a stubby each and talked about this web site. The Law of Reciprocity is “treat others as you would want to be treated”. By giving me a six pack and a conversation on marketing my web site I believe I was more than fairly compensated for the use of my ute.
Next month when Australia play Iraq in Brisbane I have offered my house to my mates on Kickoff.com.au as a place to stay for the travelling visitors. Some of them have taken up that offer, and not for the first time. What I get from it is a chance to catch up over a beer or ten in a relaxed environment before or after the main event on the Sunday night. I know when I visit the towns they live in that I am welcome to stay with them.
This all started because I wanted to watch Australia at the World Cup in 2006. I never thought about the friendships that would come out of it. Having friends in various places around Australia or the world, gives you a perfect vehicle that allows you to travel.
Following the Socceroos has netted me a great circle of friends in different cities and towns around Australia. It is great going to a Socceroos match now and knowing a whole bunch of people at the pub and in the crowd at the game.
May 05 2008 07:25 pm | General