Well, at least once, for educational purposes.
Have been working with socialist coworker. He collects guitars, and has been winnowing out his collection. In exchange for an unnamed item I would like, I have been repairing guitars, cleaning up & replacing electronics in pedals, etc. for him to sell on ebay. Was really only wanting a decent wah pedal, but none came along & caught my eye.
Then I saw this.
I picked out the replacement parts (new CTS pots to replace the ones that sounded like they had sand in them, orange drop tone cap, pearl pickguard) & had him order them; installed the usual ground shielding.
Then I said this would be the trade.
“That’s not really fair, is it?”
I explained to him:
Yes, it is. It may not be an equal trade of my services for it.
It may not be right, depending on your values.
But thanks to socialism, we not longer live in a country of blind objective equality. We live in a country of subjective fairness, where the definition of what is “fair” changes with the whim of whomever is in control. And I was in control of the trade. He had more than I did, and could afford to give it up.
It is the definition of “fair.”
And to add insult to injury, we’ll be screening my wife’s SHRUG symbol onto the pickguard.