Someone you know has a legal issue and they tell you they need $3000 three weeks from now or they could get some jail time. They don’t need the entire amount from you, but they know they can’t get all $3000 by then. You agree to help to a point but no amount has been set.
The next day they call ask if you can put $150 in their account because they wrote a check for $600 and have only $450 in there. You assume the check is to their lawyer. Before you get the money there the check has already cleared and the account is overdrawn.
You have access to their account because they travel for work and you are the one who keeps an eye on what’s going on for them. You look up the cleared check because you’re feeling nosy and see that the $600 check was for a part for their race car.
Would you help them? Or would you tell them if they are so gd stupid and irresponsible to spend $600 on a ‘toy’ instead of taking care of business they deserve to go to jail?
I have two hours left tonight to cover the bad check and OD fee or another $40 will be assessed. Yesterday they sent a text asking me to please cover it so they don’t get charged the additional $40.
I feel like it’s one thing to help a friend out in an emergency, quite a different thing to finance their hobby. I feel like I am being taken advantage of. I can afford to lend them the money but I really just don’t want to. I haven’t talked to them since Tuesday, never answered the text and I have no idea where they are and right now really just don’t give a damn.
And now I have 1 hour and 45 minutes to make the deposit.