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Old 07-14-2011, 11:40 AM
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Okay, well my co-worker called me a few weeks ago asking for some assistance. It was around 9pm and his car stopped on the freeway and he had to pull over to the shoulder. Anyway, he asked if I could head to the gas station and get $5 dollars worth of gas and take it to him. Mind you, I also had to bring him the container for the gas as well. Anyway, it all ended up costing like $16. He promised to pay me back come his next pay check, and he has yet to. So, I'm not sure if I should remind him...or what. What would you do?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:49 AM
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:05 PM
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I'd pour 16 dollars worth of gas on him and set him on fire.

In all seriousness, I'd probably not say anything until the next time the guy wants something from you. Then I'd tell him to pay 20 dollars, four being a jackass tax.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:07 PM
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You could also invite him out for drinks, order 20 dollars worth of beer and food, and then leave him the bill
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:14 PM
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Hehe, I'm down with the first option. I was thinking the same thing. I'll wait until the next time he needs a favor from me.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:22 PM
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Quark, some friendly advice here.

You really need to start being less wishy-washy with folks. They're walking over you here. This is dirt simple. The guy owes you money. Technically time as well. You ask him for the money, and you keep asking until he does hand it over.

And if he doesn't, then the next time he phones you needing help when he's stuck on the side of the road...............you hang up.

I'm being blunt today. But that's my advice.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:26 PM
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The guy sounds like a cheapskate. He should have given you the money first up for the petrol. Just hang back if he doesn't give you the money. It won't be too long before he's up the creek without a paddle again — this time don't offer to help.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:17 PM
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Simply play tit-for-tat. You have been nice, he hasn't, now you aren't nice anymore. Pester him to signal him that he cannot expect you to forget the matter. Because that's precisely what these jerks expect, that you drop the issue.
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Okay, well my co-worker called me a few weeks ago asking for some assistance. It was around 9pm and his car stopped on the freeway and he had to pull over to the shoulder. Anyway, he asked if I could head to the gas station and get $5 dollars worth of gas and take it to him. Mind you, I also had to bring him the container for the gas as well. Anyway, it all ended up costing like $16. He promised to pay me back come his next pay check, and he has yet to. So, I'm not sure if I should remind him...or what. What would you do?
Quark, forget it.
You did a good deed. Some one asked for help and you rendered assistances. You he pay you back? Yes? But think about it. Did you did because he needed help or did you do it to get paid back. Only one of those makes sense.

Now...let that be a lesson for you as well in future.
No good deed goes unpunished...so do good deeds for the right reason...because your heart tells you so.
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