How to come up with an emergency $80 in Dallas today?
June 9, 2010 10:41 AM Subscribe
I need suggestions as to how to make an emergency $80 by the end of today. I have nothing of real value to sell or pawn, I am ineligible to sell plasma, and my friends are all unable to help me at this time. I am in Dallas and I am pretty scared.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (50 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I came home today to a note stuck to my door from my landlord. I was $80 short on rent this month and initially he led me to believe that it'd be okay to pay him when I get my next paycheck this coming friday. The note says otherwise - that I have until this evening to make payment or I have to be out. I have nowhere else to go.
This is a boardinghouse I live in - nice, clean, quiet but with no real lease - so I'm afraid standard eviction laws will not be applicable here. Mr. Landlord has not answered my calls today. I'm at my wits end. After having my hours at my job cut severely a month ago, they were reinstated last week and getting back on my feet is in very clear sight. This hump just seems impassable, even though it's a small amount of money. I have no clue how to raise the funds.
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.