Imagine you walk into a bar. A guy offers to buy you a drink.
Do you accept?
There is a Russian proverb that ‘Only mousetraps have free cheese’ (бесплатный сыр бывает только в мышеловке.) It’s reminiscent of the English saying (though slightly more brutal) ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’.
As I sit here digesting one such ‘free lunch’, I must admit, I do feel somewhat like a trapped mouse.