Sunday, October 24, 2004

My ex-neighbours..

I was watching DVD in my room and i heard someone at the door... I didn't bother to see who's there and then i heard my mum in the kitchen calling me softly...

So i went out and see who's there.... and it turned out that it's my ex-neighbour.. the one who's always coming over to borrow $$$$$$

We are not a charity organisation! Is there a sign that says... "Interest Free loan available here!" hanging on my front door?

She as been coming over to ask for $$$ .. to see the doc according to her (she's about 75 or so) and my mum was nice enough to give her $100 for it.. and a few months ago.. the eldest daughter of this lady came to borrow $200!! She is divorced...and now is pregnant with the child of this man she is living with. And this man can't even support her!!

My mum also lent her sister, let's call her A, $200 earlier.

A took care of me when i was young.. When mum was busy with her work, A would take care of me, play with me and feed me. I was close to her when i was young but not anymore when we moved away ... but we still keep in contact.

I feel sorry for A because A earns only about $400 a mth (before CPF!!). Mum has asked her to find another job but she is reluctant! I have no idea why! Anyway, A couldn't pay her bills and borrowed $1500 from the loan sharks! And now she has to pay $180 interest every month and that's just only the interest! It does not even include that $1500!

I don't know what's wrong but these people keep coming to us for $$$ and- we are not rich! And We just feel so fed up cos these people are not doing anything about it but keeps coming over to ask for $$$ and i don't think they have the means to return it to us...

And sometimes i am fed up with my mum cos she is too softhearted.. when people wants to borrow $100.. she lends them $200 instead!!

And there's this lady who owes her a few thousand $$$$ and now her shop has closed down and she did not even tell us about it and now my mum has trouble contacting her.

I am so fed up!
Please!
My mum is a widow and you people have husbands, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons who are now all grown up and earning $$$$, why can't you people just return my mum her $$$!

I get very annoyed when i hear of such things.. my sisters too... but sometimes mum just says.. "forget it, they will return it some day" ...

My mum is so nice.. sometimes way too nice.. and i hate it when people take advantage of that.
I hope God will bless her and those who doesn't return her the money be punished!

16 comments:

Jayaxe said...

You really have to stop your mum! Or tell these people to come back with $$ and not borrow it! I know it's quite difficult to do that though..hehe..

Fat Fingers said...

i tried.. sometimes i nag at her.. and she will say.. "It's my money! Why do you care so much? Just let me do my own thing blah blah blah"
:(

littlecartnoodles said...

Maybe a way to stop this is for you to go to THEIR flat and ask them to return the money or for a loan, because you :
- lost big time at Genting
- need finger reduction surgery

Bubblemunche said...

I only pray that the $$ your mum lent is being put to good use. I had a bad experience of lending $$ to someone who said he was going to repay his utility bills, but it turns out he spent it gambling instead! WT&^&*!^&*!!!!!

Some people need to learn that borrowing money from others, is not a long term solution :(....

Fat Fingers said...

cheh zhai meen : haha good idea! and i really do need to have "finger reduction surgery" haha

Bubbles : yeah i suspect that old woman took the money and went to the turf club! I hate it when people borrow $ to gamble! argh!

Bubblemunche said...

I feeling so angry for you, I just have to do something about it.... check my blog ;)

FF said...

Instead of lending them cash, advise your mum to find ways to help these people instead. There are pamphlets at the nearest CC on how to get financial assistance. That'll go a longer way. :)

Some mums are way too soft. Mine's very softhearted as well. It's good to know there are such kind people out there.

sari said...

Oh manz, Im pissed after reading this post!! I hate people like that!! Ive so many of that encounters!! I'm also very soft-hearted and I just cant say No.. sometimes I hate myself too! .. I suggest you talk to those people without telling yr mom.. and say your mom doenst have so much to lend people all da time, be sarcastic in front of them... best ways wud be to change number and better still.. cut contact with them.. just shift to a new place wud do =)

lexie said...

my mum's like that too.. too nice.. we also knew this family who always borrow money.. 100 her 100 there.. take advantage of my mum's niceness only.. my dad was so pissed!..

lexie said...

FF: sometimes its no use even if you want to help.. they don't want to help themselves... or they're in such a rut that they just revert back to their old ways in a weeks time..

A Popcorn Addicted Shopaholic said...

Haha, cheh zhai meen's suggestion is great.. then we'll call u thin fingers after ur surgery..

My dad's the same too! He lends money to his old pals who are supposed to have known him for years.. And after he lends them money, they never come back!

I got a better suggestion. Hire a debt collector (better still if it's an illegal one). If they aren't in desperate need of money, they'll return yours!

Fat Fingers said...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

The ex-neighbour didn't come today.. i am praying she won't come tomorrow...

My mum is too nice... she said if she strike 4D, she will give the ex-neighbour's youngest daughter $1500 so she can pay off her loan! Alamak!!
I have warned her if she does that, they will surely come back to her for $$$.. aii..

Jayaxe said...

I think you can also tell your mum that you're planning to marry real soon. And then, say you need money and so stop giving $$ away to others for nothing!! hehe..

sari said...

O you have to tell your mom not to even tell anyone if she did strike 4D! =)

Fat Fingers said...

haha yeah i will ask her to tell me only if she strike 4D. I will keep the money for her..hehe

Madame D said...

Go over to the neighbor's every day and start asking for money. I like that idea. Have it be a good idea every day, one they can't check and can't argue with.
-my cat's sick
-my cat's still sick
-now my dog's sick
-now the parakeet's sick
-took the dog and the cat and the parakeet to the vet. Now the vet is sick.

Doesn't matter if you have pets or not. Say your friend's pet is sick, and you need back the money loaned by your mother, plus interest at the prime rate plus 2%, since you aren't a bank and don't have to give the best rate!