Pre-pandemic, she and her husband and daughter would go away for holidays — typically one week, typically two weeks. I’d feed her cat twice a day and water the yard. She supplied me $20/day and I declined, saying that associates don’t take cash from associates. I by no means was paid for taking good care of her cat and yard, however one time she took me out to lunch as a thank-you, and one time she gave me a pair of gardening gloves.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/life-style/recommendation/miss-manners-friends-dont-keep-movie-snacks-to-themselves/2021/09/10/6ae9d1e8-0166-11ec-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_lifestyle | Miss Manners: Pals don’t preserve film snacks to themselves