A handshake or a contract?
What brought this to my attention is a cartoon I recently saw. There were two little boys riding their three-wheel trikes, and one of the kids had a wheel fall off and tipped over, drawing a little blood. His little friend told him to go the bike store and inform them he was going to sue somebody.
What I am getting to is who promoted this mentality into the minds of so many people? A high percentage of misunderstandings can be solved very easily. There is still very successful people that do business the old-fashioned way: A HANDSHAKE. You do not even have to pay to do that. My theory has been, if you do not trust somebody, do not do business with them.
For the people that read this opinion, I would like your comment on who started this “sue” mentality. Your comments will be very educational and interesting.
I especially like comments from all walks of life; this includes CEO’s to homeless people, dirt scratchers to bankers, even those that make a living the old-fashioned way: hard work, honesty and a handshake and maybe make a note for a reminder on a napkin.