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Bribery is an everyday occurance. You see it all the time in TV shows and movies, but it also happens in real life. It may be something small such as a person wanting a favor and then offering a gift for the service.  It is amazing the way that it works.  In the shows you see guards being bribed in prisons, jails, on the docks, in stores, banks and almost anywhere that a person can get away with something. Often in the stories a prisoner escapes, a bank is robbed, illegal cargo is ignored on the shipping docks, in the workplace and more.  I have seen individuals ask if they can take credit for a project and in return give the other person tickets to a sporting event, a show, or just plain cash.  In an episode of “The Brady Bunch,” Bobby is feeling unloved because he watched “Cinderella” and felt he might be like her. The parents feel so badly for him they decide to go to the bicycle shop thinking it might cheer him up if he received a new bike as an early birthday present.  While they are in the store, it suddenly occurs to them that it would be a form of bribery so they left. Parents do it all the time with their children. They promise rewards for good grades, cleaning their rooms, doing chores, etc. It gives them the idea that there is no point in doing anything for anyone unless they are somehow rewarded.  An allowance is one thing, but this reward system is something else.  Of course, now in America there is a controversy about bribery which today the news said that the individual can take money, gifts, homes, etc. and it is not illegal. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now! “Cory Returns” and “The Special Gift” are now on YouTube.  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at

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