Wow....June 26 2012 at 11:38 PM
|Pink Dandelion (Login Pinkdandelion)|
Response to o.t. your thoughts about avoiding mooches (sorry, a bit long)
Im guessing her account really was empty and she thought of sneaky ways to get you to pay. Im betting the check is no good, sad to say.... She does sound conniving and deceptive to boot.
Human nature what it is, I think people are embarassed to say that theyre just flat broke. But what was she doing at a convention in NY if she was that destitute? Why doesnt she have her own cell phone?
A similar thing happened to me with a coworker at work. We were somewhat friendly, she rode around with me one day after work when DH and I were house shopping, and gave us a tour of the neighborhood we were considering (and ended up buying in). She seemed like a nice person. We decided to carpool to a mandatory work event. It was 100 miles of driving and a $25 parking fee. She told me she forgot her wallet when we got to the parking garage. When I drove her into her driveway when we returned, she got this weird look and grin and told me that she would make it up to me by taking me to lunch. Needless to say, that never happened, and I never received any money.
A few months later, she was terminated at my work and now her home appears empty with the grass way overgrown. Im thinking its in foreclosure. Im sure she asked to carppol because she didnt have the money to get to the mandatory work event. I too felt used.
This is not your fault, KM, but Im sure youre gong to be alot more suspicious and leery in the future. I am not good at handling things like this, because I hate to hurt anyones feelings, but I am getting more direct as I get older. I think I wouldve told her at some point that I couldnt continue giving her money because I was over budget.
- Hi Pink - keiki's makuahine on Jun 27, 2012, 12:08 AM