Beware of Offers to Help
There are those that take advantage of your crisis or your openness to move their agenda forward.
“Beware of Tessio.” This is what the Godfather warns his son and heir apparent, Michael Corleone. You need to be aware of the dangers that come from the first one who will reach out to contact you.
This is not bad advice. Over a lifetime one will be contacted by salespeople, con men, in-laws, and out and out strangers. When you wish to make a friend or contact anyone it is always better to be the one to make the first contact. Do so knowing what others are thinking and reassure them that you are not Tessio.
The purpose of going out to a bar and taking a wing man with you is so that you don’t break the ice and be the first one to be rejected.