Our neighbors are awefully nice people, and while we do not “hang out” with them (they are an older couple), we do chit chat from time to time and we know to ask each other for help if we need it.
A few weeks ago, they asked for my husband’s help lifting something. Of course, he went over there for just a few minutes and helped him.
My husband came back with $5.00. The first thing out of my husband’s mouth was, “They made me take it.”
While we appreciate the thought of the money, we just want to help them when they need it just for the sake of helping them. My husband told our neighbor that they didn’t have to give him money, but they insisted that he take it.
Is there a good way to let someone know that you want to help to be helpful and no money is needed? Or should one just accept the money and say thank you?