I will try to make this quick…I loaned an associate 90 dollars not because I had it to give but because I believed that he was good for the money and would pay it back within a week.
He had just gotten a job but he said that his first paycheck was only for a few days of work so it was small but his next paycheck would be more than enough.
I was convinced that I would only be out of the money for about 7 days.
The day that he was supposed to pay me came and went so he comes by my house and says his bank won’t let him have the money until next week.
Since he had came by on his own and let me know what was going on I was sure that I would have my 90 dollars and possibly a little extra that he had promised.
Anyway days are coming and going, each day I am becoming less and less confident that I would get paid. At first he would give me excuses ranging from his job couldn’t pay him to his mother stole the money from him.
Eventually I never see the guy anymore and I find out from friends that he will not hang out if he knows I am going to be there.
So after that my new rule for myself was “don’t lend money to anyone unless your willing to part with it.”
End Thread One
So I counted the 90 dollars as a very expensive lesson (for me anyway) and I just forgot about it and I didn’t tell this guy he didn’t have to pay me back I just stopped bringing it up when I saw him. I was becoming really angry however when I saw this dude with new shoes, new jeans, new skateboard…new everything. He was talking about how he bought a new audio system for his car that I’m sure must have cost 300 dollars, I knew exactly the system he was talking about so I knew the price. All I could think was I wanted revenge and soon enough I got it in a way. He needed to borrow another 100 dollars from me because his car had gotten towed or impounded and he was short that amount to get it out. He said that he was making a promise on his grandfather’s grave to pay me not only the 90 from before and the 100 dollars but also an extra 20 or 30.
I told him that I wouldn’t lend him the money if he needed it to buy a kidney and I was Donald Trump. He lost his car and I was happy.
End Thread Two
Guess what. He paid me the 90 dollars he owed me in the first place just the other day not only the 90 but an extra 5 dollars :smack: . He said that he had been meaning to pay me back but things were really rough. I don’t know what “really rough” meant considering he had all this new ish. I was thinking though that maybe all the lame excuses were real and I started to feel very guilty. Then I thought about it some more and I realized I shouldn’t feel guilty although I am confused on his sudden turn around from avoiding me at all costs to paying me interest.
End Thread Three
Why 3 in 1, because since they were all related I didn’t feel each of them should have gotten their own thread…ok no bad comments about that please…pwease