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post #42226 of 65115
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I stood up and walked away. I had a ton of stuff barreled and ready to say, but I didn't want to make a mess of it. You start spewing out cliche-ish things like "well, money's tight" and even more resentment can happen. The longer the conversation goes stuff starts to slip like a recent/future vacation or something. It was such an asshole move, and I feel bad, but it only could've gotten worse the longer we talked.

That whole situation is a piece of shit. Sorry about that.
post #42227 of 65115
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

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I met up with a friend yesterday in Coney Island. I drove all the way down there with the fear that she was going to ask to borrow a substantial amount of money. She's in her early 30's, and a total princess that was financially cut off from her parents too late. When she started her pitch about borrowing money and being able to pay it back in less than a month I just cut her off and left. I feel like shit for doing that and had to deal with my wife later that night (who would've tried to stand strong and not give her money but succumb to the friend's latest sob story of her fault). My wife naturally had a million questions about what was essentially a 10min encounter. Of course she could just call the friend, but she doesn't want to deal with the stress and would rather start annoying the shit out of me going over every detail over and over until we almost started a meltdown fight ourselves.

I hate seeing these friends that were awesome back when we were in our late teens and 20's but are total messes into their 30's...

that blows. you defo did the right thing. i once got a letter in the mail from a good friend of mine since childhood. he was in jail and was begging for bail money. had had gotten deep into drugs and had gone the less than legal route to feed the habit. the letter was filled with all kinds of descriptives about how bad jail was, not sure how much was true. a bunch of other guys from childhood group got a similar letter.

thankfully, no one bailed him out. he straightened out and detoxed in jail, and has been on his feet since then. sometimes what seems like the cruelest cut is what is needed. frown.gif
post #42228 of 65115
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

If I can dip into my one area of expertise, he may not have had an agenda. He could just be incompetent.

You're on the right track, and as the schoolboy is not going to answer, here's the deal: it's common SOP for folks that tend to fuck up to pressure their boss into a sign off. That way, if the boss doesn't slow things down and do a proper review and this POS gets sent out, the incompetent person can remind the boss he/she signed off and therefore has partial responsibility in the fuck up. Competent employees give a person time to really read their work product as they know it's solid.
post #42229 of 65115
Just found a dog roaming the streets all alone (-2C) with no tags on it, so now I have to wait for my mother to come, so I can bring the dog to the police station, while she looks after my dog.


Dog and owner reunited.
Edited by Find Finn - 2/6/13 at 9:04am
post #42230 of 65115
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I met up with a friend yesterday in Coney Island. I drove all the way down there with the fear that she was going to ask to borrow a substantial amount of money. She's in her early 30's, and a total princess that was financially cut off from her parents too late. When she started her pitch about borrowing money and being able to pay it back in less than a month I just cut her off and left. I feel like shit for doing that and had to deal with my wife later that night (who would've tried to stand strong and not give her money but succumb to the friend's latest sob story of her fault). My wife naturally had a million questions about what was essentially a 10min encounter. Of course she could just call the friend, but she doesn't want to deal with the stress and would rather start annoying the shit out of me going over every detail over and over until we almost started a meltdown fight ourselves.

I hate seeing these friends that were awesome back when we were in our late teens and 20's but are total messes into their 30's...

I have a now former friend that I tried to hire onto my team. Guy is 42 and his career is a fucking train wreck. He was doing great mid-90's and then 2 disasters struck:

One, he was working in telecoms, then they all melted down and he was left scrounging for jobs. He's bounced around since with no career direction.

Second, he met this witch of a girlfriend that ended up forcing him to move away from the area with her on her whims. He sold his property and bought a condo in the new location. Within a year she left him stuck with a condo in a place he didn't really want to live. He's a dumbass for doing this, no excuses.

So I tried to hire him in, provide some career development coaching and opportunities, etc, and $18k more a year to boot.

Son of a bitch lost it during the process (don't ask) and made me look like complete shit too. I know, I know. Dont mix this stuff. Friends make the worst employees But I knew this guy for 25 years and really did want to help. In hindsight I'm glad this happened, I would have had to fire him eventually I'm sure.
post #42231 of 65115
Thinking of getting Jamie a Celine bag for Valentine's but I have no idea what colour she'd like. facepalm.gif
post #42232 of 65115
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Thinking of getting Jamie a Celine bag for Valentine's but I have no idea what colour she'd like. facepalm.gif

Clear. Transparent bag for an imaginary girlfriend.
post #42233 of 65115
Don't worry, Harv. I'm getting one for your mother too.
post #42234 of 65115
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Thinking of getting Jamie a Celine bag for Valentine's but I have no idea what colour she'd like. facepalm.gif

You should probably get her one of each colour as she's putting up with all that pussy you're drowning in.
post #42235 of 65115
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

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I met up with a friend yesterday in Coney Island. I drove all the way down there with the fear that she was going to ask to borrow a substantial amount of money. She's in her early 30's, and a total princess that was financially cut off from her parents too late. When she started her pitch about borrowing money and being able to pay it back in less than a month I just cut her off and left. I feel like shit for doing that and had to deal with my wife later that night (who would've tried to stand strong and not give her money but succumb to the friend's latest sob story of her fault). My wife naturally had a million questions about what was essentially a 10min encounter. Of course she could just call the friend, but she doesn't want to deal with the stress and would rather start annoying the shit out of me going over every detail over and over until we almost started a meltdown fight ourselves.

I hate seeing these friends that were awesome back when we were in our late teens and 20's but are total messes into their 30's...

Shitty story but you did the right thing, I think everyone knows the chances of you being repaid is slim to none. You could have loaned her the cash, written it off thus leaving you and the wife in a worse spot than just fighting over a stupid conversation. We all know that the money would just come up at a later date making the two of you feel bad, used and looking to blame someone which would end up being each other anyways.

No winner could be had.
post #42236 of 65115
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Shitty story but you did the right thing, I think everyone knows the chances of you being repaid is slim to none. You could have loaned her the cash, written it off thus leaving you and the wife in a worse spot than just fighting over a stupid conversation. We all know that the money would just come up at a later date making the two of you feel bad, used and looking to blame someone which would end up being each other anyways.

No winner could be had.

Agreed. Honestly, just leaving was probably the best call. Sucks though frown.gif
post #42237 of 65115
Larry, is this girl hot?
post #42238 of 65115

Does it mean I'm pessimistic if this is the first thing I check in the morning? 
 

post #42239 of 65115
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Larry, is this girl hot?

not hot, but pretty. she was the kind of care free fun friend that we all went on vacations with during/after college. her parents aren't wealthy but really lavished her and had her believing that she was rich, and now everyone's parents are a lot older they cut her off financially (only recently when she hit her 30's) saving money for their retirement and or emergency money for their deteriorating health [medical expenses]. she's graduated from a great college and has a degree in education, but I guess she doesn't want to teach... which leaves her kind of stranded.
post #42240 of 65115
Reading the New York Post has become significantly less interesting now that they don't post readers' [abjectly racist and misogynist] comments at the bottom of the articles any more.
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