Shades of Grey: Gift

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

Your sister stops by to visit one day. You can see as your sister comes in the door that she has a gift bag in her hand. No one is having a birthday, and it isn’t a holiday, so you are intrigued.

She sets down the gift bag, reaches in, and pulls out a tiny kitten. It is adorable! She hands it to you, and tells you that she thought you would just love it.

You are surprised. You already have two cats, and did not plan on getting any more pets. Your sister explains that she found it by a dumpster at work. She took it home, but the kitten and her dog did not get along. So, she figured you could take it since you already had cats.

What do you think you would say to your sister? Do you think you would refuse the “gift”? Or, would you help your sister, and the kitten, by opening up your home to it?

Issue date: November 8–21, 2013

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.