Can I borrow some money? Will you co-sign with me?
Help! My ________'s broken! Can you fix it for me?
Why is it these three sentences keep coming up?????? We got an email yesterday from SD's mom. She wants us to co-sign a loan with her (oh, she PROMISES she'll pay it back herself) for SD's school. Elementary school. Five figures a year.
Nevermind that she's defaulted and bankrupted (personally, at least once) and opened credit lines in DH's name without permission (Macy's? How'd I get a Macy's card? Oh..........) Um... does she think we have temporary memory loss?
The problem is that she pulls this every time right before SD comes out for a visit. Coincidence? I think not. Maybe she shouldn't have had more children if she can't afford to support the one she has in the way she wants. Maybe she should sell one of her luxury cars. Maybe tri-annual vacations aren't in the budget. Maybe her five bedroom 7-figure home is a little large for her and her two kids.
I just didn't want to hijack Love's post, and it seems like many of us have this same issue going on.