Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Best Way To Keep A Friend

Don't lend him anything.
Don't owe him anything.
Especially money.

A person who likes to borrow money from people around him and is constantly in debt, is almost always avoided like a plague.

20 Comments:

Blogger Old Beng said...

Well said

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 1:41:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Old Beng: Thank you for your kind compliment :D

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 3:33:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 7:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

"Don't lend him anything.
Don't owe him anything.
Especially money."

Well said. I agree with this part especially money.

It's really annoying that they keep coming back just to borrow money. When it's time for them to pay back they say "Oh no money" and all the crappy reason.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 7:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

Whoops! double post

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 7:53:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: So have you vowed never to lend your friend(s) any more money? Or do you feel bad after turning down a friend who tried to borrow money from you? :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 9:42:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

I vowed never to lend my friend any more money.

I don't feel bad after turning down a friend who tried to borrow money from me. I had enough of this. Either they don't payback due to crappy reason or keep coming back for more

One of my relative still owe me money and didn't pay back the amount of money she owe. What about you mockingbird?

Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 10:41:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: Although i have not really vowed never to lend anyone any money any more, i have turned down a couple of "friends" who tried to borrow money from me as i know chances of them ever repaying me are highly slim.

So we are essentially on the same boat. i don't mind giving a few dollars or a couple of ten dollars to help someone with his or her immediate need(s). But anything more than that, i'll think more than twice first.

Friday, January 11, 2008 at 8:57:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

Yes. few dollars or maybe $20 seems acceptable but amounts like $50 or hundred over? forget it.

Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

After you get your diploma and degree, and you make $3k a month, you probably would not mind sparing $50 or $100 to a friend in need, provided he's not a leech who's always trying to borrow money from you without returning ;p

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger JOEPSC said...

I'm too shy to borrow anything, even from my own siblings. As for lending, it's very difficult to say "no" to others.. but I've learnt to, though still feeling uneasy after that.

Money is the root of all evil.. lending/borrowing will certainly sour a relationship.

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 5:12:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

"provided he's not a leech who's always trying to borrow money from you without returning ;p"

Hard to tell who's your friends and who's your fake friend these days

Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 12:21:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: You're right pal. It's hard to tell who's a real leech and who's a fake leech. Always better to err on the safe side. That is better not to lend and feel bad about it than to lend and be poorer later ;p

Monday, January 21, 2008 at 9:58:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger seefei said...

can lend even no return. giving is the utmost compassion. try and you will feel the "compassion". do it within your mean/tolerance.

Monday, January 21, 2008 at 3:53:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To See Fei: The leech has 2 daughters: Give and Give.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:41:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger 刘皇帝 said...

A real leech and a fake leech is both a bad leech.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:44:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger 刘皇帝 said...

Learn it from me - have no friend. No need to fear about money-lending. Peaceful life throughout.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:46:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Liu Huang Di: A real leech and a fake leech are both bad leeches. Ha, ha, ha...! :D That's a good one! :D

We need friends in life, pal. It's hard to achieve big dreams in life if we don't have friends whom we can rely on. A man becomes successful by relying on dependable friends.

Most of the time in life, we have to depend and rely on ourselves. But if we want to achieve anything of significance, like becoming a prime minister of a country, we need a team of friends whom we can count on.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty Pants said...

Agree we need friends in life in order to achieve our goals.

Friends to count on and friends for networking. =)

I'm sure we guys can easily detect who's our fake friend. Follow your instinct.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 9:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Smarty Pants: We need friends in life. No man is an island :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 9:32:00 AM GMT+8  

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