I NEED EveryOnes Advice Please!!~~~~~~~

United States
July 1, 2007 1:56am CST
oK..I live right within my means..im a singlke mom and disabled..so when soemhtign happens..i just dont make enough on Social Security..So my wonderful dad lets me borrow money...soo last mth he lent me $150 i counted it..he has a bad memory latelky with all his probs..anywho..he cals today to see when im paid..and he says.Ok..dont forget you owe me $200...i was like what???? he insists that he gave me that and nooo thats what he lent mom..hes the banker btw lol lol lol..hes mixing up us..and he got reallyy mad at me..i mean really mad..and iwould never ever rip him off..besides beingmy dad hes my best friend..i tell him everythign and right back from him..now..i dont have that extra 50$ we need it for food..but if i dont he prob wont ever lend me money again..And emergencies come up..and when they do..id be in trouble,,so..now..what do i do??? Plzz help me out!
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9 responses
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
18 Jul 07
I would talk to your mom and ask her how muich she borrowed- then the 2 of you go to your dad and explain it out- If he is still insistent I guess I would pay him the $200- but the next time put it in writing how much you borrowed- and write off the $50 to interest for all the times you did borrow from him.
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I'm sure at this point you have already talked to him about it (I'm assuming since you made the post 2 weeks ago). I hope you could explain to him that that is all that you borrowed, and it's not like you ripped him off before... if you borrowed from him in the past, or he wouldn't have lent it to you.
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• United States
14 Jul 07
I think that jen_n514 had some great advice about writing down the amount next time that you borrow money from him if you need to in the future. I would even have the both of you sign the paper too. But that doesn't really help the current situation. I would try to convince him again that you only borrowed $150 instead of $200. If that fails then see if the two of you can come up with a compromise. I hope you can get this situation resolved quickly sweetie :) Good Luck!
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@jen_n514 (218)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
i guess the next time you'll borrow money from your dad make sure you'll let him write it down...i guess he wont be offended by it...explain to him that you dont want that thing happens again...and he'll surely understand that...he's your bestfriend right so you can tell him everything... have a great day ahead of you...keep smiling!:D
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@JoeDeath (142)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Well first talk to your dad and be honest and open about it. I'm sure you did not rip your dad and I trust you for this. Help him remember that you borrowed 15o bucks and not 200 bucks and maybe you guys can fix it up. Good luck.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Well dear I do know what you mean about Not having enough money. I too am disabled, and live on disability.I know exactly how hard it is to live on that once a month paycheck. I am lucky that my children are now grown, I live by myself but I have nobody to borrow money from, so I have to make do. I am sorry that this happened between you and your father.Was your mother there when you borrowed this money?If so get her to tell dad that you only got the $150. From now on, you should get it in writting how much you get from Dad. A IOU.Then this problem will not occure again.
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Hi Cloud kicker, I think I would talk to your mom and have her tell him what she borrowed. Maybe that would jar his memory a bit. If that didnt work, just remind him that you would never do such a thing and this is what you borrowed and this is all I can afford to pay you back. I like the response from the person above mine, next time have him sign a paper with the amount on it. Best of luck to you, Terry
• United States
1 Jul 07
Well. Pay him back what you know you borrowed. Tell him your sorry but thats all he gave you. Next time make him sigh a paper that says I borrowed you --$. Then he cant say he borrowed you more.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
1 Jul 07
You both need to discuss what actually took place when you first asked to borrow the money..If that doesn't jog his memory, then next time make sure he and you both sign a paper stating exactly what you borrowed, and date it...