Quid Pro Quo

On this Fortune Friday, the fortune cookie says “Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.” An interesting thought. Not exactly the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, but it depends on how you “teach” people.


Consider Hannibal Lecter – “If I help you, Clarice, it will be “turns” with us too. Quid pro quo. I tell you things, you tell me things. Not about this case, though. About yourself. Quid pro quo. Yes or no?”

Quid pro quo or “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours”. It sounds harmless enough. Well last week, I received this unsolicited, spam email with a quid pro quo, link exchange proposition. The names have been blocked out to protect the guilty.

It’s funny, the site is no longer mine and it hasn’t been registered to me for years. None the less, I replied to ask if this violates Google’s Terms of Service. Surprisingly, I haven’t heard back yet.

I guess if I sent them my link, I’d end up in their web directory of “hand-selected” links. Maybe I should have because they have strict quality guidelines and do not link to websites with massive reciprocal link campaigns (only small or average campaigns).

It’s funny they offer me the option to unsubscribe from their spam but I never remember signing up to receive it.

Lucky Numbers: 30, 47, 18, 23, 31, 50

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