I am tired of letting people borrow my money

United States
February 18, 2010 4:42am CST
Gosh, I am so tired of trying to be nice, and letting people borrow my money. Some of them didn't really pay me back, and others only pay me half, and tell me all these difficult situations they have been. I simply sicken tired of those "bull". I am not rich, and I have to work 2 jobs to keep up my bills too. Sometimes, I am even stress out myself. I didn't tell people about it, and I have to suck it up myself entirely. No Mr. Nice guy. I am not a bank, and if they don't pay me in full, don't ask me again second time, nor they no longer my friend. Don't you agree?
7 responses
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Feb 10
Clorrissa my dear, I'm sure I advised you in the past to never lend money. Do you even charge interest - I bet you don't. There is a simple adage which one should adhere to 'Never a borrower or lender be'. You really should start being more organised with your money Colin my dear.
@patms1 (522)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Have you ever heard the word NO? There is a saying that everyone is born with a V on their forehead. You are either a Victim of a Volunteer. It sounds like you picked Volunteer. You have made it very clear that you are an easy mark. I am not a mental health person but it sounds like you are trying to buy friends. Try saying NO a few times and you will soon find out who your real friend are.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
19 Feb 10
I totally agree. I have had this discussion with my daughter recently. She has a tendency of helping people and these people are using her. I took her to Galatians 6:9-10 Don't get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don't give up. (10) We should help people whenever we can, especially if the are followers of the Lord. Sometime you can help them by showing them how to help themselves. Help them with knowledge (finding a part time job), and understanding. And if they are serious they will take your advice and not give you excuses. If they don't receive you then tell them that is all you have at this time.
@lasjohan (78)
• Indonesia
19 Feb 10
Agree man.. you are not a bank.. even a bank has a collector's to make sure people to pay their debt.
@amripaarz (106)
• Malaysia
18 Feb 10
yeah I agree with u. I am also facing the same problem.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
18 Feb 10
Don't be a very nice guy. There are lots of people in this world who takes advantage of other people. I hate those people a lot and I keep a distance from them. See, this happened to many people. It is very common that people borrow money and never give back. You have to ask them if you find that they don't have plans to give back. Don't giove money to anybody for a while. I'm sorry.
@MrKennedy (1994)
18 Feb 10
I do agree completely. You were kind enough to lend them money in the first place, so the least they could do is pay it back instead of abusing your kindness I stopped lending people money a long time ago. In the end, it was like I was their personal bank, and it's all just one big hassle and a list of excuses when trying to get your moeny back