Not for all the tea in china! But do you have another price?

@pandaeyes (2068)
March 7, 2010 11:54am CST
Remember on old films when someone was trying to say they couldn't be bribed or paid off? They would say,'Not for all the tea in china'! Well that would be an easy statement to make I think these days but what would be the thing you couldn't refuse? Obviously it would depend on how ethical the proposal was but say it was quite ethical and honest just for arguments sake. For me it would be for shares in a popular chocolate company because I could enjoy the chocolate without having to eat it and pass on the wealth to my children. Can you name your price?
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Mar 10
pandaeyes What couldn't I refuse? an offer from Ghiardelli chocolate company that would provide my family with their chocolate for a whole year, won fairly and squarely by myself in some contest. That would be a fantastic prize with mylove of chodolate.'
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@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
I like your thinking! Chocolate is a very persuasive item of food for me too. Good idea about winning it in a contest.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
7 Mar 10
Its very hard some time. and the things which are the weakness of a person most of the time related to some food stuffs. and for me some time this is a non- veg kind of food which i prefer. we have parties also for that. so you can say that is my price.lol
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@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
I guess you would be quite happy to be wined and dined then. Or to be able to hold big parties whenever you wanted to.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Not for Edward Cullen Okay, I guess now is the part where I have to admit that I am obsessed. I'm not in love with the gentleman that plays his role in the movies, but rather I am obsessed with the purity and completeness with which Stephanie Meyer has created the character of Edward. That is the kind of love that I would love to have the opportunity to experience in my life.
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@pandaeyes (2068)
9 Mar 10
Afraid I have never heard of him :P I should have done with all that reading of TV credits but I blush to say that I haven't. But I get the picture LOL
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
8 Mar 10
Hello, Pandaeyes. I'd like all the orange groves in our area in the Costa Blance, because I have to have my fix of freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, and if the groves were mine, I could just pop out and pick them fresh each day. Of course, even I couldn't get through all of them, so I'd open up as 'pick your own,' so I'd make some cash as well. And I could make and sell marmalade - you've really got me started on that. Nice topic, thank you.
@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
I like it! I love making marmalade (YUMMY!). We have a bag of oranges in the freezer waiting till our last years marmalade supply runs out.
7 Mar 10
Bribery is such an unpleasant word, let's use forceful encouragement Now, let me fantasize, what would I accept ..... A date with Johnny Depp in a silver blue E-Type Jaguar A Million Pounds A private gig by Led Zeppelin ok, well I can dream
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@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
Wow some interesting rewards lined up there! I like the Led Zeppelin suggestion. I guess everyone would like money , you don't have to keep it for yourself after all.
@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
7 Mar 10
pandaeyes, Well, how about a lifetime supply of Kopi Luwak or a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte should be fine, I suppose. But, let me just say that there's NOTHING ethical about bribes in the first place, it just taints everyone at the end of the day.
@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Mar 10
Of course you are right about bribery. I suppose I should have said reward really. But then how to say persuasive reward without it becoming the same thing at the end of the day?