what would you do?
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:09 AM
So the situation is this, Just before Christmas she asked me to pick up some items at my store (BBW) for her girls for Christmas. she wanted to make up some little gifts for her girls for presents from her. she requested me to use my judgement, and that just let her know what she owed me. I filled this request right away. I spent 26.00 on little items for them and even gave her the little bags we give out to wrap them up. she was very happy with my selection.
So the situation is this, since I have given her these items (third week of December) she has been saying, OK, I'll bring you the money on such and such a day. she has sent me several messages via facebook like: Is it OK if I bring the money to you on friday?? this has gone on since December, and she has still yet to pay me. It has been a few weeks though now that she hasn't said anything about the money. ( I think she has forgot??)
I realize it is only 26.00!, but I feel like I was the one that bought her girls these gifts, and i am not sure she is planning on paying me. Trust me, I know she can afford it!
what should I do? should I just call it a loss? and never do it again? It was only 26.00 right? If I owe money to someone for something, I make sure I take care of my business immediately! I'm kind of ticked....
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:21 AM
I am not sure how I would approach this.. Maybe you could tell her that you need the money and could she possibly bring it over in the next day or two?
Or you could say to her, if you cant afford to pay it back at once, give me half now , half later??
I dont know.. it sucks for you!!
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:47 AM
I don't think $26 is chump change, I'd be asking her for the money.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:59 AM
She didn't forget at all.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:16 AM
That sucks. I realize you would have to go to her for this but could you say "We're going right by your place on... so I'll just swing by and pick it up?" Don't know if that would work (in other words not giving an option). It is really too bad when you get in those situations and get taken advantage of when you were just trying to help her out. Hope you get this resolved soon!
Agreed! I would totally do that.