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AIBU to ask for my money back when I want?

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blueemerald Thu 28-Jul-11 17:18:35

Ok, here goes, might be a little long but I don't want to leave anything out.

Two friends and I went shopping yesterday in a market. I lent Friend A £5 to get a top she wanted because she didn't have any cash on her at that moment. She said she would give it back when we got to a cash point.

Later on we three were in a restaurant together. We had finished eating and paid (in cash, after we all visited the cash point). Friend B and I decided we would like another glass of wine before heading home. I didn't have any cash left after paying for my meal so asked Friend A if she could get it for me (She had at least £10 in her purse left from dinner).

She said no, because she wasn't having another glass. I said ok, could I have the money and get it myself? She said no, because she wasn't having another glass.

She refused to give me my money back because she would be left out.

(Just for the sake of clarity, no she didn't need it for a cab or anything like that and if she couldn't afford to give it back she shouldn't have taken it from me in the first place...)

What the hell? Was I Unreasonable to be put out (at the very least) and reluctant to have any money dealings with her ever again?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 28-Jul-11 17:20:16

YANBU. Do you have the money back now?

scurryfunge Thu 28-Jul-11 17:21:11

She sounds like a loon.

GlitterySkulls Thu 28-Jul-11 17:21:51

i would have said "i don't care whether you want another glass or not, i do, & i can't because i lent you money for that top. hand it over."


joric Thu 28-Jul-11 17:21:58

Did you ask for the £5 you lent her or did she think
you wanted her to share the cost of the wine?
I bet she forgot that she had borrowed off you. (?)

Sarsaparilllla Thu 28-Jul-11 17:22:50

How ridiculous! If she had the money she should've given you it back anyway!?

coccyx Thu 28-Jul-11 17:25:07

not up to her what you spend it on surely?

Shinyshoes1 Thu 28-Jul-11 17:26:56

she sounds like a nutjob. Is she a good friend of yours?
Did u ever get the fiver back?

DoMeDon Thu 28-Jul-11 17:27:27

YANBU - A is an idiot

LRDTheFeministDragon Thu 28-Jul-11 17:32:06

She sounds odd - but it also sounds like miscommunication, since she kept mentioning not wanting the wine. Maybe she was feeling the effects of what you'd had already a bit and didn't quite follow? If she was a bit tipsy I'd not judge her too harshly, but otherwise, yes, she was strange and rude!

blueemerald Thu 28-Jul-11 17:47:26

I said I haven't got any cash left can you get it with the fiver you owe me? She's a closer Friend of Friend B, who I am much closer too. She has a reputation for being very tight/weird about money but I'd never been on the receiving end before.

I'm afraid my reaction was to look agast at her and say 'oookay then....'

joric Thu 28-Jul-11 17:53:00

OP - she's totally out of order then and weird. YANBU to be really pissed off with her.

FakePlasticTrees Thu 28-Jul-11 17:55:39

ok, well she's a loon, and at least you learned this lesson with a fiver rather than a large sum of money.

Send her a message telling her you want the £5 back ASAP. Then from now on, don't give her money.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 28-Jul-11 17:56:04

Have you got your fiver back yet?

blueemerald Thu 28-Jul-11 18:06:46

She gave it to me at the busstop, at which point I did want to smack her but I just said it was a bit late now (and after she got on the bus B and I went to a bar.... Childish?)

joric Thu 28-Jul-11 18:27:02

Hmm.. Had friend B 'discussed' it with her?!!!

DoMeDon Thu 28-Jul-11 20:42:46

I'd have needed a drink after that oddness too!!

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