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Got my money, but......

May 29th, 2007 at 06:55 pm

as I feared, it was a short pay.

To those just tuning in, this is a continuation of the previous blog entry where I loaned money and was now in the uncomfortable position of having to shake down the borrower.

Here's what happened: friend showed up and handed me a check written from her own checkbook that was short. When I brought this up, she said her daughter had given her the full amount in cash but she (the friend) needed to pay something so that's why I got a short paid check. My next comment was, "what am I, a piece of garbage?" She said no, but she needed the money to pay for something. I guess I was supposed to be understanding.

Unbelievable! The freakin' nerve.

Later that night I notice she paid for her portion of the restaurant tab in cash. This is highly unusual since she ALWAYS pays with her debit card. So it was pin money she needed and it was mine!

Still worried that the check may bounce, this morning I went to one of the branches of bank it would be drawn from and made sure it was fine. Thank God it was. Then I high-tailed it to my bank and deposited it right away.

I was going to be really generous about letting her take her time to pay me back her portion seeing she has a greater burden to bear than either of her daughters, but I know she's got a tax refund coming along with working as many OT hours as possible. She's planning on buying windows for her home with the tax refund so it's fairly sizable. Given her devil may care attitude towards my generosity it's time I lean on her for what's mine, wouldn't you say?



8 Responses to “Got my money, but......”

  1. homebody Says:

    Unfortunately for me maybe, I would not put up with this kind of behavior from a friend. I would make it clear I expect payment from her on payday and then I would rethink my friendship with her, but I'm sure you already figured that one out.

    Good luck, I feel for you. It's a very uncomfortable position to be put in.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, lean on her. Hard.

  3. wyozozo Says:

    I guess I'm confused as to why she couldn't write the check for the full amount since she wasn't giving you the cash "her daughter" supposedly gave her.

    With friends like her, you don't need enemies. Go after what's rightfully yours.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    absolutely. You could make her squirm and ask her how long these other people she owed money to had been waiting, and what your number is in the queue.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    It does seem insulting in that she & the daughter value you, your help, and your esteem of them so little. Bummer.

  6. Nic Says:

    So the daughter FINALLY gives mommy-dearest the money and mommy dearest KEEPS part of it for her own personal use? Now you know where the daughter learned that type of behavior. Unbelievable!!! The word theft comes to mind. Go get what's yours and cut them loose from your life. Your energy is way too precious to be spent on people like that.

  7. Fern Says:

    How much $$ are we talking? Cus if it's a smaller amount, you might need to weigh whether it's worth risking the friendship over.

    If it's a sizeable sum, then yes, tell her you expect to receive the balance on her payday.

  8. Nic Says:

    The "friends" didn't pay her back when they said they would or in a timely manner. I'd say at this point, there is no "friendship" at risk.

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