Why is it some family only know you when they want you to pay their bills or

United States
May 6, 2010 8:17pm CST
Why is it that some family members only know you when you are needed to pay an electric bill or fork over money but never talk to you other wise? I feel many of my relatives are very worldly minded.. Value of a person is equal to the price tag of gifts you give. I don't believe like this DO you know people who only think of you when they want a favor?
7 responses
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
10 May 10
I have family like that. You don't hear anything and never come to visit. If you see them pull up to the house, you know they want something.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
7 May 10
yeah most people in my family calls when they need help with something, not money because i dont have any.
• India
7 May 10
cause people normally are selfish and the foolishness of them is that they dont remain in contact after the work is done. they dont even think and it does not last long term ultimately people will know that kind of person and boycott them. but anyways selfish person some time dont have brain. so dont worry about it and learn the art of tolerance.
• Philippines
7 May 10
I know people like this. And it often turns out that i forget them whenever they need a favor. Lol. These people are not worth knowing cuz they think of themselves in reality. They only pretend to think of you when they need you.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
7 May 10
There are a lot of those types. They will only remember to call you when they need something. I don't get a lot of those calls though. I'm probably the type of person who seems not to have money. Or someone who seem not keen on lending money. Or probably because my friends and family are richer than me. It is probably me who's doing the calling. Hehe. I'm just kidding of course. Now that I think about it... I think I'm lucky not having to deal with those types. But I think I have those kind of relatives too, it's just that if they need something they don't approach me. They either approach my parents or my sisters.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Yeah, sadly there are some relatives who are like that. I'm just thinking that maybe their too busy with what their doing and that the only time that they could think of you is when their having problems and your the person that they could think of who could help them out.
@joanick27 (142)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Sad to say, but many people are like that. They do something good because they are expecting something in return. Sometimes it really hurts and it can actually ruin one's family. Imagine that you will ask someone to pay your bill. Have you ever thought that maybe she needs money too to save for some emergency situation. I can't help it but to say that there are parasites people who keep on depending to another and don't learn to stand on their own feet. And the sad part is, they don't seem to recognize nor appreciate your help. They just walk away and you will never see their faces again until they need something from you again and again.