should I ignore, laugh, or point out the inconsistencies?
March 2, 2013 12:03 PM Subscribe
So for the past 1/2 year, on 4 occasions, a sort-of-friend has asked if I wanted her SUV while she was out of town. The deal was to meet at a specific corner, go to the airport w/ her to depart, and pick her up on return, dropping me off. A good deal for both of us; she avoids street parking problems, saves $$ on taxis, and (I guess) trusts that the truck is safe. I get to use it and the EZ Pass, fun and nice for errands and many short trips. I am always at the airport on time (w/ the truck washed, vacuumed, tank filled (never asked for, never acknowledged) Once for a month. The last trip, a week ago. Now, I get a bill for ALL the EZ Passes.
posted by ebesan to human relations (61 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The other story here is her quest for a relationship, pursuing on-line dates, at one point ready to move to Paris and enroll her 16-yr daughter in school. That fell thru, but her quest continuous for a 'fuller' life and a man to worship her and take care of her. The conversation is mind-numbingly centered on her needs. Our 'relationship' was clearly as self-serving and manipulative as her other ones and I realize I fall into her narcissist concept of everyone being her servant, ok, I fume and (barely) act pleasant the short times together; seemed worth it. Once queried her on the insurance coverage, but she did not seem concerned. The agreement was never really spelled-out; so precedent and expectation served as form. First speechless, then angry, now bemused, I have not replied. Is it even worth it? Be logical and point out all the inconsistencies and her benefits? Talk of responsibility and maturity? How would a lawyer respond? I want to stay above water and remain conscious, but a person living in a bubble sees and hears only themselves. So with a simple, very pointed reply I should close this and participate no more. Any ideas?