A Friendly Reminder?!

This past week, we’ve heard several stories with a common theme.  Brit pre-bought movie tickets for she and her friend Grace, but when Grace was out of cash, she asked if she could pay Brit when she saw her over the weekend – she must have forgotten…  Jaynie lent her friend Paul season 3 of Mad Men- her all time favorite show.  He promised to have her prize DVDs back to her at the end of the month, but that was over three months ago…  Maddy gave her cousin Kate $40 bucks to pick up a few groceries for her while she was at the store.  Although her total was only $25, Kate never gave her back her change…

When friends forget to return something or pay you back a small amount of money, it can become quite awkward to remind them that they owe you.  Is it better to just let it go rather than risk embarrassing your friend or feeling cheap for asking?  Or, by keeping quiet, are you just martyring yourself out of your hard earned cash?  Is it wrong to ask for your money back? Or is it silly not to?  What is the best way to confront the situation?  What would you do?!

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3 Responses to “A Friendly Reminder?!”

  1. Tati says:

    Have cojones and ask for your stuff/money back, if they are not responsible or care to return stuff or your hard earned money back than they are the ones that should be embarrassed not the lender.

  2. Louie says:

    The only thing more wrong than not meeting your commitments is for YOU not holding the person to task and asking for what’s rightfully yours. Now it’s time to get smart, and reclaim all outstanding debts. If not, can I borrow $1000 from you?

  3. Rebekah says:

    If I covered a movie ticket for someone, or they owed me a few bucks, I would be too embarrassed to ask for it. But if a friend made a habit of mooching I would stop hanging out with them. If someone has borrowed something and not returned it, I would ask for it back. It is possible they’ve just forgotten they have it.

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