#554 – Slap

If you ever lend money to a friend, do it with the thought that it’s a gift. If someday they manage to pay you back, hooray. Otherwise if you hold it over their head or if you harbor a grudge, your friendship is doomed.

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5 thoughts on “#554 – Slap”

  1. pbarnrob says:

    I’ve done that for a while. IF I can spare it, it’s a gift. IF it ever comes back, great.

    The hard part is making that clear up front when they ask (not often).

  2. kingklash says:

    If the wheels turn just right, one day all the unpaid debts will come back all at once, and it’d be like winning the lottery.

    Also, it’s a good idea to know who not to lend to. There are three relatives I can think of right off I’ll never lend to. Unless I don’t want to see them again for a looooong time.

  3. Kevin C. says:

    Loans to friends are gifts, but I don’t tell them that.

    If the friend repays it, it’s there for me to give to someone else when the other person needs it.

  4. uwg says:

    Fun fact: Lemmy from Motorhead got his name because he was perpetually broke and was always saying to people, “Lend me a fiver.”

  5. Michael says:

    Loans to friends are gifts.
    Loans to family members are leverage.

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