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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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A few months back, a long time friend of ours that we haven't seen in a while called out of the blue. She had been divorced for a few years, and without her ex's paycheck had already lost her car and was going to lose the house she had won in the divorce.

My wife, being the kind person she is, offered her some work, and the use of her car to go to the client (home health care). She was going to save up some money and get a car asap.

Well, about that time there was a Saturn for sale in the GL marketplace that was a good runner and needed minor repair. It was in her price range, and I told her I would do the repairs for the cost of the parts (Mainly a driver seat and a taillight).

She declined- said that she 'wouldn't be interested'- never even looked at a pic of the car.

She continued to use my wife's car.

My wife and I decided that as long as she was getting free use of a car, she had no reason to look for one for herself- and then the Durango developed a clunk in the front end, upper control arm bushings. I told her to take my car while I was on the road and I get hers fixed when I got back.

So- my wife tells her she needs to get another car because hers is broke- the response was "Why can't I use Gregg's car, he has two..."

Yeah- uh. no. Not happening.

So- she is now out of a job, since she passed up a perfectly usable car for cheap, and some others my wife spotted.

And now- we are assholes.

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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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i hear ya, let my cousin use my extra truck while he worked for me all summer (with the truck) and save for a vehicle of his own. well after making 5-600$ a week and living in a rented foreclosure (hasnt had to pay rent) and also got behind in his child support. he is still pennyless, and turned down a few similar cheap vehicles like you referred to that i would have fronted a few hundred for and just taken out of his pay.

I had enough of his shit and reclaimed the truck last week. might be replacing him soon since he somehow cannot get a vehicle still. All he does is bitch about how the world is out to get him, people are so stupid it blows my mind.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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You didn't feed her, clothe her, and give her a free cell phone? You are an asshole.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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I have inlaws the same way. Until people lose the victim mentality there is no help for them. These are the same people who could win a million dollar lottery and be broke a year later and somehow it's not their fault.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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i get that alot for not giving them free parts or selling something to them for "what you have in it". they always end up selling it a week after it's fixed anyways.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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He probably didn't have to. Government beat him to it.
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I once went 9+ months of putting on brand new socks every day. I wanted to go a year but could not make it. I think I will try again next year.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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Once sold an S-10 truck to a friend in need, on payment basis since he was broke. Selling price was $600. We agreed to $100/month for 6 months. After 9 months I had the truck towed away, after he got into an accident with it. And I refused to pay for his repair as he requested. He made a total of $140 in payments.

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Bloomule stop being an asshole. Get one of your motorcycles running and give that to her.
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Once sold an S-10 truck to a friend in need, on payment basis since he was broke. Selling price was $600. We agreed to $100/month for 6 months. After 9 months I had the truck towed away, after he got into an accident with it. And I refused to pay for his repair as he requested. He made a total of $140 in payments.

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Next time say sure I'll take payments, and after the last payment you can have the truck.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:11 AM   #12
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Sounds like she needs to move to Cleveland and get an Obama phone.
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I have inlaws the same way. Until people lose the victim mentality there is no help for them. These are the same people who could win a million dollar lottery and be broke a year later and somehow it's not their fault.

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My wife gives in to them sometimes too, we've had many arguments over this crap. We work hard for our stuff, let them work hard for their own since they aren't getting ours. They can't figure it out.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #20
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I sold my brother in law an Escort with the "pay me when you can" plan. He drove it home & called to complain that the engine started to run funny when he wound it out like a race car. I'm like ............. ummmm it's a car to get you by, not a race car, don't drive it like that. His reply was that it should run better. I told him to bring it back. Instead, he kept it, paid me about a quarter of what he owed me and then stopped making payments.

yeah, that was the last time he got a dime from me. Oh, except the time my wife bailed him out of jail for $200. I told her to let him rot in jail but we all know how that goes...........
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