It always seems like my friend never has any money in his bank account when I ask him to return the money that he owes me.
Always shows me his empty bank account when I ask for money back
Whenever I ask him to pay me back, he always shows me his empty bank account and then expects me to feel sorry for him. He always comes up with some new style to expect sympathy from me.
He does this every single time and it’s become a bit of a running joke between us. I think he thinks that if he can make me feel sorry for him, then maybe I won’t ask for the money anymore.
He’s always coming up with excuses as to why he can’t pay me back, like his car broke down and he had to pay for repairs, or he had to pay for a family emergency, or he had to buy something for his girlfriend.
All these things may be true, but I know he has the money to pay me back, he just doesn’t want to.
I’ve tried talking to him about it, but he just gets defensive and says that he’ll pay me back when he can. But I know that’s not going to happen.
I’ve tried being patient, but it’s been months and he still hasn’t paid me back. I’ve been tempted to just write it off, but I really need the money and I’m not sure what else to do.
I don’t want to ruin our friendship over this, but I also don’t want him to think it’s okay to keep taking advantage of my kindness.
I want to be understanding, but I also want to make sure he knows that it’s not acceptable to keep asking for money and not pay it back.
I don’t want to be too hard on him, but I also don’t want him to think he can just take advantage of me. So, I’m trying to be understanding, but also firm.
I’ve told him that he needs to pay me back soon or our friendship will be affected. Hopefully this will be enough to get him to take the situation seriously and pay me back soon.