How to get my loan back ASAP?
April 27, 2010 2:35 PM Subscribe
I was not conned, but my friend will not re-pay loan.
posted by alice_curiouse to Human Relations (69 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Two weeks ago a casual friend came to me in a panic. His mom had just physically collapsed and been taken to the hospital as she was on her way to pay a fee for her business. I already knew that my friend's mom had cancer and that her health was steadily failing.
In order to allow his mom to keep her business running, my friend had until 5:00 pm to bring money on his mom's behalf. He could cover most of the money but also needed a loan in order to be able to pay by 5 pm.
I loaned my friend the money, as I could visually see that he was upset, scared, nervous, and verbally stuttering in hopes that everything would be okay for his mom. He said that he could, without a doubt, pay me back in four days.
That night my friend's mother died and two weeks later he has still not payed. I made the mistake of loaning someone I didn't know very well money that I knew that I would need over the next month to cover my bills. This was two weeks ago and while my bank account is not negative, it will be soon.
I don't know how to get my money. The friend is going out with his friends and getting drunk because he is distraught over his mother's death. While I understand he is under a great amount of duress and pain, I have to pay my bills.
What can I do?