How many times have you been asked,"Can I pick your brain?"
"Can I pick your brain?" is friendly-code for 'I want your professional advice at no charge'.
Of course, I am more than happy to help friends and family. But it does get tricky when the others put you on the spot. I'm talkin' about your dental assistant, dog groomer, doctor's receptionist, bank teller, and friend-of-a-friend. Also, for me, when a realtor tries to convenience me that he will hire me for other projects if I will ''take a look'' at his current listing. You know what I'm sayin'?
I mean, COME ON, don't shoplift my brain! We are professionals. As professionals, we have invested time and money into education to become experts. We've been battered about by the life school of hard knocks. Our work experience is beyond valuable. We do what we do because it is our passion and to get paid for it.
What say you, my lovelies?