Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well this is a first

My dad called me this afternoon wanting to know if I have a credit card. I told him I paid them all off with the student loan money and asked him why. He told me he needs help until the middle of march when he gets his disability check. His phonebill is $200 + and they want him to pay it by the 28th or they're shutting off his phone. He told me he'll have the cash mid-march. I told him I'm really sorry but I can't use the cards because they were so far behind when I paid them off. I don't lie, I just don't...so I'm having a really big issue with my answer to him. I do have the cards still, they're at home tucked away in a safe place...I honestly don't even remember where I put them. He asked me if I cut them up, I told him no. But the part about me not being able to use them because they were so far behind isn't true. I could use them. And they were only about a month behind, a couple 2 months. But I'm not using them and I'm sorry but I'm not loaning him any money. He won't pay it back. He's never asked me for money before like that. Luckily a call came in at work that I had to take, but I'm supposed to call him back and I am really not wanting to. :( Why does he keep putting me in such tough situations? I'm so tired of it!

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Yikes! I think you definitely made the right decision. You would never see the money again and he would just keep asking you. I know it's hard, but for the best. **HUGS**

Mof2 said...

I agree with wendy. You did make the right decision. Please don't feel bad for lying. You did it to protect your family from losing money. Because you would never be paid back and you would be stuck with paying it.

Jaime said...

I agree with what wendy and mof2 said, you did the right thing!

littlesunshine said...

I think that the times when you lie to spare people's feelings are okay lies to tell. Given his track record I can see how you wouldn't want to lend him money. You did the right thing. :)