Remember Skeeves, the loudmouth? As Sergeant, hypocrisy and disrespect were his watchwords. Now, as a Private, he pretty much sticks to himself. Sometimes you just have to count your blessings, Patterson.
But I have to wonder how long it would take for someone to catch on– if you borrow something from them, and don’t talk to them for a long time, then the next time you see them they shower you with gifts until you leave… hmmm…
This is an almost exact reproduction of a comic from the original ballpoint pen and typing paper versions done back on deployment. It summed up a social situation that someone else had brought up about finding the hidden gifts in some social exchanges.