This week’s episode of The Walking Dead was called “A New Deal”. In a zombie apocalypse, sometimes, you need to make deals, but, beware what you compromise.
Dealing and making compromises is just part of life. People are rarely, if ever, going to agree perfectly on anything, so, long, long ago, people realized that, by making some concessions, multiple parties can, at least, diffuse disagreements and try to get some of what they wanted. Sometimes, it works, other times…not so much.
Because, while some people enter deals in good faith, not everyone does, with many unscrupulous people looking to use such arrangements to maximize their benefits, while minimizing or outright negating those of the other party.
And, all of this comes before we get to the zombie apocalypse.
Once the apocalypse hits, everyone starts looking at things through the prism of survival, and people who might have made deals in good faith when there social and legal punishments to ensure they did, may now throw such notions out the window, in favor of screwing over whoever is foolish enough to make agreements with them.
In this week’s The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week, we’ll cover when and why you might make deals in a zombie apocalypse, but also, some of the worst pitfalls those deals might bring, and, hopefully, how to avoid making them, so that, should you have to make deals with other people in the apocalypse, they’re not ones you wind up regretting.