8-11-12 DISAPPOINTMENT IS NEVER FAR AWAY
Didn’t want to admit that I loaned my friend some money several months ago after she gambled too long (may have already told) since she tried to make it an offer I couldn’t refuse and offered 5% interest. My requirement for the loan was that she couldn’t gamble until I was paid back my $6,000 (yes stupid on my part to think she could possibly keep that promise as a gambler will say anything in a time of need). She made it several months and then I could tell it was getting harder and harder. I was out of town a few weeks ago and she finally talked some friends into going with her. She confessed to me when i got back as if her truthfulness made it ok. I decided there was no need to get mad or rant and rave since I knew I shouldn’t have loaned the money in the first place. Like you all told me, I have to take care of myself and stressing over what I couldn’t change wouldn’t have helped me at all. PS – she does pay me at least $500/mo. faithfully.
I hope you are all doing well and helping others. Helen