My absolute best guy-friend (brother, practically) asked his mom to use the credit card for Christmas shopping. Average every-day thing, right? I thought so. He went out, bought about, oh, $300 worth of gifts for everyone, family included and when he got to his hometown, he stayed at a friends house for a few hours. Then, he went back to his house...
To his sad surprise, the cops were at his house talking to his mom. Why? Well, apparently, his mom "forgot" that she lent the credit card to him and his mom thought he had been kidnapped. She thought his 'kidnapper' was spending thousands of dollars on her credit card...I saw what he had bought. He bought a present for his brother, his mom, a couple friends, his gf and that's all. I also know for a fact that he spent no more than $300. I was with him the whole time...
The next day I learned that his mom DID press charges on him. Yep. His own mother pressed charges on him for something she let him do. Anyways, now they're in debt. About $500 worth, to be exact. I don't quite know why the bank are being so stupid about this. I realize that they want their money, but how does $300 explode into $500 in a couple days?
So I went through Christmas worrying about my friend and getting about $300 from relatives and such...I decided "He needs this more than I do..."
The very next day, I drove to his house, knocked on his door, gave him a big hug, and handed him a $100 bill.
With a friend like you, who needs money? He's most likely got food in his stomach and a roof covering him, and even better a loyal mate. That's harder to find than a few hundred bucks. Sure it's unfortunate but with some perspective hopefully he can put this behind him.
Le_Bunny wrote on Dec 29th, 2009 at 3:19am : With a friend like you, who needs money? He's most likely got food in his stomach and a roof covering him, and even better a loyal mate. That's harder to find than a few hundred bucks. Sure it's unfortunate but with some perspective hopefully he can put this behind him.
You're a great friend man I wish I had a buddy as loyal as you.