Doesn't Have A Clue...

Doesn't Have A Clue... - Doesn't Have A Clue...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
April 15, 2009 7:22am CST
I wonder what ppl would think of a certain situation. Here’s the situation…you have a couple we’ll name Jill and John. Jill calls up her friend, Marie, and asks her to come to her house, 30 miles away and help her do some work for the day. Marie agrees but Jill will need to send someone to pick her up and bring her back home. John is elected. When John picks up Marie he stops at the gas station saying he needs gas and asks Marie for $5.00. Marie gives it to him and they’re on their way. After several hours of work Jill pays Marie $10.00 and John leaves to take Marie home. On the way he stops at a gas station for a soda and mentions he needs more money for gas. Marie gives him another $5.00 and goes home. When Marie’s b/f asks what she did for the day she tells him. He looks at her strangely and asks if she has the $10.00 Jill paid her…Marie pulls it out and says yes. Then he asks if she didn’t already have $10.00 before leaving…Marie says yes but she spent it on gas. It takes a while for him to explain to Marie that she actually worked for free. That Jill or John should have paid for the gas since they were the ones asking her to come to their house. When Marie calls Jill about it, Jill laughs and says she wondered when Marie would catch on. Does this make Marie a stupid person? Would you have caught on immediately? What would you think of someone that does this numerous times? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I think Jill and John should have their butts kicked. Marie is very naive and doesn't use her head and they are taking advantage of her.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually I am Marie...I simply wanted to find out if ppl thought it was stupidity, ignorance, being naive or just too trusting. Jill and John are my Mom and stepdad so I don't see them getting their butts kicked but I do think I need to be careful making decisions. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
15 Apr 09
LOL! Here, help me get my foot out of my mouth.... Stay away from those people or at least don't have any financial dealings with them. Once I get my foot out of my mouth, I'd love to plant it on their butts.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
15 Apr 09
It makes her a very caring friend and doesn't think before she does things for her friends and she should now stop doing them for them as they are using her and maybe making fun of her and not meaning to hurt her feelings but just mite.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I think she needs to be much more careful when it comes to making decisions. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I think that you make good one's and your a loving and caring person. I know the feeling so hang in there my friend. And smile with me as not thinking a day to day thing with me. I'm getting better at saying no. But sometimes not so good. Your friend onlydia
• United States
15 Apr 09
judging by your description of the event i would say that Jill and John set out to intentionally take advantage of Marie they dont sound like they are very good friends to marie Marie should seriously reevaluate her relationship with those two If i were Marie I would be giving them both a piece of my mind and then cutting all ties with them
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Does that make Marie a simpleton or just plain dumb? Why is it obvious to some ppl and not to others? I think Marie needs to pay close attention to things when she's around Jill :) [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• United States
15 Apr 09
it doesnt make Marie either it makes Marie a very trusting person who doesnt want to beleive that her "friends" would take advantage of her
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 Apr 09
I think it would be frustrating in Marie's Shoes. But I also believe if a person can afford it they should pay for the gas, and she did not work for free. She got paid, and then paid John for Gas to get their and back.. it's frustrating but if I were Marie and needed to do it for the money, I would explain well it costs 10$ in gas to come and go, or Marie just needs to arrange her own transportation to and from there.. If Marie is aware it cost 10$ and she is aware of John charging 10$ for gas and does not raise the price...in earnings. Then I'd of course if the money was really needed or I did not like the work I'd wander off elsewhere to work. - DNatureofDTrain
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually, Marie did it b/c she was asked and she thought she was doing a nice thing. I guess it was a lesson learned. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Apr 09
They are cheatas if they cheat a friend like that just what would they do to someone else. and SOunds like one of my neices. She wants to charge her other aunt to take her to the store or the DOcotr. and thats not right you help family and friends and ya dont charge them for it!
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I just hope that Marie would catch on. The ten dollars she "earned" was lost on "gas". I am surprised she did not catch on sooner. Dumb.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
For some reason, I don't catch it. Perhaps it's the way she says it or the tone she uses, but it sounds perfectly normal when she's telling you. BTW, I am Marie :)... [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• United States
16 Apr 09
Interesting... I just don't understand the bit about $5 for gas. Why not fill the take. If a person gets paid $10 but has to pay $10 for travel that means to me 0 payment???Nothing personal, it just seems strange, but what do I know?
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• Portugal
15 Apr 09
did this really happen or are you supposing? well, i would say that if i called up a friend, or was called up by a friend, i would not expect to be paid... however if that was the arragement i would have picked up on it... i wouldn't say anything though, if they were my friends i would be embarassed to ask them for money... i do feel it's very wrong to do such a thing to a friend, unless they were simply messing with her, which i doubt since they are not close enough for asking favours without monetary reward... anyway, Marie is not stupid, believing in people is a wonderful quality, which can be harmful, but it is, nevertheless enviable. there is way too much mistrust nowadays!
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• India
15 Apr 09
I don't think Marie is a stupid person. She gives much importance to her friendship. After all it is not a stupid thing to help a friend while he is in need. She is an owner of a good character thats why though she came to know they had fooled her didnt respond, may be just because she doesnt want to break the friendship
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
No, this story and the other about Marie are true and I am actually Marie. I wanted to find out ppl's thoughts on the situation. I do agree that trusting ppl is great but I do think that I need to be more careful. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• Portugal
16 Apr 09
maybe you should be a litle more careful, but remebe it's better t trust and be dissapointed once in a while then to never trust and never love.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
15 Apr 09
twoey, I hope this a joke because if not, Marie has some serious screws loose. And if she does this several times, then I think this Jill person is cruel and taking unbelievable advantage of this pooe woman. Please tell me this story is fabricated!! Hugsss leenie
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually, this story about Marie and the other discussion about Marie are both absolutely true. Not only that but........I am Marie , Jill is my Mom and John is my stepdad . I simply wanted ppl's honest outlooks on the situation...I do agree that Marie (I) need to be more careful when I make decisions. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 09
I am an older person and would have caught on. A younger person may not have until later. Some people are just too nice and let things go or let it go over their heads because they don't think that way. Others are right on the money and can't stand to let things go that way. Depends on what type of person you are and what your thoughts are on money and all the rest.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Hi twoey! I would think that Marie is stupid! I would have told John that I had no money for gas the first time and the second time! It is obviously that these two people knew that they could pull a fast one on Marie because they already knew that she was stupid! And in that case they knew she would work for free! So it serves her right for being made a fool of! But, that doesn't mean that I don't think that Jill and John are nice people for using Marie and making a fool out of her! I think that Marie should never speak to them again!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Apr 09
i don't alot of anyone who will take advantage of anyone much less somone who is suppose to be a friend. with friends like jill u wouldn't need enemies.if i were mari the next time she called i will tell her to take a flying leap off a big cliff. did marie not realize what they had done to her?? if not why??
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Fool me once..shame on you..try to fool me twice and shame on me..I wouldn't tolerate something like this, or the other story either. It is a shame that people will take advantage of others in this manner. And I wouldn't be friends with the person unless they stopped taking advantage of me that way.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 09
Sounds like an April Fool's joke. Silly Marie...
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15 Apr 09
twoey68, I read through all the responses and understand that you are Marie in the story. I guessed that it was a real-life situ even as I was reading it. No, it is not naivette, nor is it dumbness. You (a.k.a. Marie) represent a lot of people like us who place family and friends above all else. We don't see that helping others is likely to make us poorer by a few pounds (or dollars, as the case may be). We let it happen (not because we are stupid, mind you) but because of our love for those who take advantage of us. Marie didn't realise that she was being 'taken for a ride' until it was pointed out to her by her bf. But then, if she was as a conniving opportunist just like Jill/Joe and others like them, then she'd have caught up with their trick immediately. But she only went to help.. unconditionally. Even if Jill hadnt paid you for the help, you wouldn't have asked. So if Jill and Joe think they are richer by 10$ cos you "permitted them to dupe you because of your good heart", then they are poor souls who have a lot of learning and soul-searching to do in this lifetime. Bless them and move on. You are perfect. may there be more like you.
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15 Apr 09
Hi twoey68, poor Marie, she is rather stupid, I wouldn't do that, I'd tell them to go have a run and jump, if John asked me for petrol money I would flatley refuse, I don't think it was nice for a friend to play a trick on their friend like that or were they hoping she wou't catch on? Tamara
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
15 Apr 09
This stuff just is not rigt! it is a con game on the other person part. jsut trying get something for free.
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
How funny! Were Jill and John playing a prank on Marie, to see whether she noticed? Marie was probably being a good friend, and would have helped out for free - so it's sad to think her friends would have taken advantage of her in that manner. There's one born every minute, as they say!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Jill and John must know that Marie is an easy push over, because they got over on her. I think Marie is rather slow, in not realizing that she did the work for free, since she was paid $10 and spent $10 on gas. I would have told John the first time he asked for gas that I did not have the money to spare, and since he knew I had $10 on the return trip, I would have told him that he still owed me $5.00. Jill and John reaped the rewards for the day, because they got their work done and did not spend any of their own money on gas. Yes, I think Marie is a simpleton
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
18 Apr 09
If Jill and Marie are close friends and Marie needs help, I would think it was a nice gesture to go help her. I would expect Jill and John not to charge Marie for gas, etc. but I suppose these things happen. If I was in this situation, I'd go one time to help and that would be it. I would also feel a little bit insulted that my friend used me and then thought I would never figure it out. I believe Marie is simply being a good friend and not stupid. My opinion on this also is if Marie and Jill were such good friends, Marie wouldn't use Jill for her services more than once. I was close friends with someone who always wanted to go eat out. She would tell me, once we finished eating, that she didn't have the money to pay for her meal. This went on several times and the sob stories just got worse. I did it for awhile, almost 2 years, because I enjoyed her company. Eventually I didn't have time to meet her any longer for meals. My wallet was screaming..lol We don't see each other any longer but do keep in touch. I was used and did feel stupid until I finally made all kinds of excuses why I couldn't meet her. Plus, I am married and she is not so she had more free time. Plus, once more, my husband didn't like her at all.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Ok Marie, That was sneaky!! My question is this, do your parents need the money more than you do? Is this your way of helping them not only with their home but also with finances? I'm not buying that you are dumb or anything but a loving daughter. As far as b/f goes, does he push you into being less generous? I say that you are nothing but a loving generous daughter who would go 30 miles to help your Mother and give your Dad money to pick you up and take you home. Now I want the bottom line of this story. Hugsss leenie