A guarantee doesn’t mean someone will keep their word.  We receive a guarantee when we purchase a product, but rarely do the companies keep their word unless you pay an extra fee.  It is sad that a guarantee is never what people or a company promise.  Have you noticed that the ads are enticing you to buy because of the warranty and then when you go to the store, it turns out to be an extremely limited guarantee.  I bought a TV for my son a few years ago and paid for the extended warranty.  About one month before it expired, the TV stopped working.  It took about ten phone calls and a great deal of time on hold, not to mention several transfers to speak to someone to send the TV out for repair.  It returned within a few weeks only for it to die literally the day after the warranty expired.  When people give their word, particularly when they borrow money, it’s amazing that when they do not pay you back they have at least twenty-five reasons why they won’t keep their word. Then, at some point they tend to become mad at you and then refuse to pay.  They often claim after all this that you gave them the money or you owed them.  Amazing, isn’t it?  There is an old saying, “There are no guarantees in life.”  It’s true but if you give your word or make a promise a person should be honorable enough to keep it.  If you can’t because of extenuating circumstances, the other person should be told so you can make arrangements.  In the Good Gus series the stories revolved around guaranteeing your word.  It is important for children to learn lessons about doing the right thing.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you find a person did guarantee to keep their word and then didn’t, you may find a few solutions in “Misplaced Trust” which is available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.