I broke my arm in July and have been rehabilitating it. I’ve recently achieved doing pushups again. Proud of it, I went in and announced to my wife, “I can do pushups.”
She looked up. “For money?”
I thought about it. “Are you going to pay me?”
“No. I don’t think anyone will pay you to do pushups for money.”
“Neither do I.”
“Then why are you telling me?”
I explained my purposes, but now I was a little down. I can do pushups, but nobody is paying me.
It’s like I’m working for free.