Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Money sucks


Sometime back, I wrote this post. These days, I was feeling angry(in fact, very very angry) on the guy who invented money. OK, forget about getting hold of him/her, I know that I can’t even get the name of the guy but am still very angry on him. All these days, I believed in everyone and everything and I was thinking like human relations (friendship, love etc) were above all these money matters. Let me tell you what's wrong with me.

There was this childhood friend(say A) who left his job because of some personal reasons. I know guy from about 15 whole years. He needed some financial help to do some course that helps his career growth and I helped him readily. This was about a year back. He still talks big but never got into any job(I never know the reasons why). This guy called me some weeks back and asked me for ten thousand rupees. I told that I don’t have the money with me as I sent to my parents and he was a bit late. This guy started pleading with me and told me that this was his life and death issue and he needs money urgently to repay some debt. I was stupid enough to fall for those words and told him that I’ll arrange it somehow. This guy told me that he’ll repay this in a couple of weeks. I asked a close friend(say some X) to pay A that money. I told A that even X was in some financial crisis as he bought some flat and he should pay X this money in a couple of weeks as promised.

I completely forgot about this issue after some days. After a few weeks(maybe after more than a month), I wanted to call A to ask him to recharge my Indian mobile number as the validity date was fast approaching. He never answered my call even though I called him some 20 times on the same day. I was a stupid enough to start worrying about his health and safe condition. He was not even replying to my repeated mails. It was then that I remembered this money issue. I mailed him a bit severely about this and he replied about a week later saying that some relative died and he went there, leaving his mobile in Hyderabad. He returned just the other day and saw my missed calls(???) and mails. He said that he’ll return that money to X in a week. It’s about 3 weeks since he promised to do so and now, there’s again no response when I tried to call him yesterday.

I paid X that money yesterday evening, but I was thinking what the hell should I do to this guy, A. I believed him completely and he played with my confidence in him. Is this the way to show your gratitude to someone who was your friend for 15 years? Now, as a result, I started doubting everyone around me. I know it’s not good to do so but my mind is so fucked up with this double crossing that I can’t do anything else.

10 comments:

Krishna Kumar said...

Money sucks..yea i agree with you.

Solitaire said...

It is very natural to feel this way once trust has been betrayed.

That is why I make it a policy to never involve money matters with close relations. But sometimes, we just cannot help it.

Don't worry too much. You did what you could. Rest is in someone else's hands.

soundhi said...

Hello satish gaaru....i dnt hav much 2 say abt this post.....
but evn i faced many such situations in my life vth some relationships....
the matter was nt exactly money evrytime...
but i being a person who gives utmost importance 2 relations rather than money,was hurt very badly becoz of such situations...
i almost lost faith in ppl.....
evn i was such a stupid tat i used 2 believe evryone....bt now trying 2 change myself.... :(

LollyPop said...

oh after reading ur blog.reminds me ,i have been in pretty bad situations too like this.Stuck in the middle.and worse too

Money spoils many things and makes many things too :-((

Princess Mia said...

mate chillax u have learnt yur lessons, next time be a lil more cautious.

i hope he returns the mobey back to ya....its yur hard earn money after all

ceedy said...

Like solitaire says above...you did what you had to do...dont worry about others..

one bad apple does not make the basket bad...and maybe since he does not have a job...probably he is not able to pay you....

when you go home settle the matter...ab chill

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keerthicherukuri said...

Relatives tho vairam techukovalante pillanichi sambandham kalupukovalita, friends tho vairam techukovalante appu ivvalita....ekkado chadivina sametha gurthochindi nee post chaduvuthunte...andari vishayallo nijam avadanuko...

J said...

Reminds me of the song by Abba.

And man, that pic of a burning Euro is painful! Ouch.

brocasarea said...

hmm....cant say..may be he just used the relationship to get out of a situation!!!!....selfish assholes!