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I feel like I've been had (rant)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Ironbar, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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    I'll try to make a long story short.

    Neighbors of mine needed help over the holidays to make ends meet. Husband started a brand new job and no pay yet AND he's away from home, mom busting her butt to make ends meet. They're over their heads in debt and behind on bills with shutoff notices.

    They're good friends, and so I rallied the troops so to speak and got my friends to pitch in and pay bills, buy groceries, buy Christmas presents for the kids, and to give them cash outright. Everything seems OK as the husband is about to make money now.

    Then today I see this on a Facebook status update:

    "Hi baby!! My wonderful loving husband of mine have I told you how special you are and I love how understanding and forgiving you are!! Oh yes and by the way I just ordered our new front room furniture and ummm I just went a tinsy over the budget. But you love me right ;). He he he"

    I am floored. I didn't expect at all to be paid back for anything they were given over the holidays, but these are people who were so broke that two months ago they literally couldn't afford to buy shoes for their kids! And now they're buying new furniture for their house?? I'm stunned. I thought for sure that this would be the turning point for them, and they'd be able to dig themselves out and start saving money.

    I know now that these people will never be out of debt. They are going to go right on doing the same thing they've always done which is spend more than they earn. They sound like the US government for God's sake.

    I feel like a damn fool.
     
  2. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    Sometimes it's better not knowing.
     

  3. 8-Ball

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    Maybe it's a joke?

    :dunno:
     
  4. H3br3wHamm3r

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    Damn. That's some BS right there.
     
  5. happy seal

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  6. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Maybe they put the furniture on layaway at Goodwill? :whistling:
     
  7. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    naw man.... see.... what had happened was......
     
  8. Zonny

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    Poor decisions are probably the reason they are in the position they are.

    You opened your heart and gave, they took advantage. You (and your friends) are the winners, even though is doesn't feel that way just yet. Let it go.
     
  9. themiller

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    if an adult has a money problem, 99% of the time it is their own damm fault. And until they fix the problem, more money will not actually help. Sorry you were had - hope it wasn't for too much...
     
  10. willie_pete

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    As I've learned many times, No good deed goes unpunished.

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  11. Air Man

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    Garth Brooks has a good lawyer if you want to try and get your money back. :rofl:
     
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    I'm thinking that may be the cheapest lesson you can ever learn. You acted well, got taken, live and learn.
     
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    Have you not been watching as the Federal Govt spends it's way to prosperity? It's not about how much cash flow you have coming in as long as your spending more and more each month. :rofl:
     
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    That sucks. But look at it this way, at least you know the kind of people they are.
     
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    Fool you once, shame on them.....

    From now on I wouldn't give them crap for fertilizer.
     
  17. Ian Moone

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    They found their way to TGO. All their financial problems have been solved ...until November.
     
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    You know what they say about a fool and his money.
     
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    They would no longer be my friends.
     
  20. JMS

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    Agreed, after having worked collections in both credit cards and vehicles over the years I've come to the same realization. In addition if someone isn't good with a financial institution's money that has collateral against it, they certainly aren't going to be good with anybody else's money. My standard response is "I would if I was able to but money is really tight now, I'm sure you understand."
    Nothing they can say back to that and I don't have to worry about getting paid back :tongueout: