About 6 months ago, my wifes friend fell on hard times and asked to borrow $500. I didnt say anyting and my wife sent her a $500 check.
3 years ago, these people bought 2 brand new vehicles, and i told ,my wife they were fools. They were soon, upside down.
I Theyve passed on a few other opportunities that would have meant more income and a better life for their family in the meantime It would have meant moving 60 miles with one job, and perhaps a bit too much responsibility with the other. See where this is going?
Anyway, friend wrecked her minivan. Luckily had good ol Gap Insurance. So she is buying another basically brand new car.....a crappy one at that.
Wife is getting pissed and wants to money back. I told her to forget about it at 1st, as i didnt want to have to deal with months of hearing abut the drama, but she is determined to ask for it.
No way this is gonna turn out good for the friendship...but in my opinion shes not a real friend...or a bad one in the best of situations.
Options: Blame it on me, that im busting her chops for the money.
2-tell her we need the money for some baby stuff.
3-flat out tell her, before she puts any money in that car, she needs to pay her back.
I know what i would do...what would u do? Ive told my wife that enabling these type people only leads to more stupidity and more than likely the loss of $500 and a 'friendshp'.
Edited by TheSaint, 30 December 2009 - 12:35 AM.