Three times today I saw people fuck up and try to manipulate others into cleaning up their mess. Once it happened in the fitness program, and the other two times at work. Instead of saying, “folks, I really screwed up here and I need your help to make it right,” which would have made everybody open to helping, they went with, “I’ve created this amazing opportunity for you to get something you really need by covering my ass.”
Why people think this heavy-handed manipulation will work is a mystery. It only makes everybody angry. If you want help, say so. Don’t pretend like your fuckup was part of your grand design to benefit humanity.