~Courtesy of Wikipedia
Bribery is not know as a good thing. It can cause good people to do bad things. But are there times when bribery can be good? I think so. Take for instance, this scene:
This does not appear to be a deep, dark scene of corruption. It is, on the other hand, a small form of bribery. This is the scene that welcomed me when I went to take care of my parents' cats last weekend. These offerings were greatly appreciated.
Well, now that I look at the definition of bribery which says that the, "gift given that alters the behavior of the recipient", I have to reconsider. Was this bribery . . . or incentive?????? Upon reflection, I didn't know about the offerings until I went to take care of the cats, so was it a bribe? But those cats WERE taken care of a little more often than if there were no offerings to speak of!!!! So, what do you say . . . bribery or incentive???? When can bribery be a good thing?