I’ve always thought that helping others was one of the best things I do for people. Sometimes it’s fixing their PC, other times it’s writing small pieces of code for people, sometimes it’s just pointless conversation. That is the definition of being a friend right? Listening?
Occasionally though, people I don’t consider to be in my ‘closest friends’ discover that I am a wealth of information, and any small problem they have, they come to me. Most of the time, it’s harmless 1 second things… But there are times where it turns into an hour long aim conversation or phone call that I really don’t have time for.
I’m to nice a guy to ever tell anyone (except my closest friends) that I have somewhere else to be.
Today, a solution came to mind for the aim thing, similiar to my solution to the phone thing (both of which I will never implement, but it would be dang cool if I did). I would call “AimPay” (or something like that), and basically, you could buy instant messages to me similar to how you buy text messages now. For the low price of $5.00, you would get 200 aim messages to me. No guarantee of a reply though. No guarantee I will actually be able to help.
Again, I will never implement it, but wouldn’t it be cool to get paid whenever someone talks to you? I would have to be pretty popular I guess.