My Mum recently had major surgery and is now convalescing, she was really critical for a few days but a month on is recuperating and slowly on the mend.
However, one sticking point is money, it always is with my Mum and I can't work out if I''m being too sensitive about it. Really I just want to rant.
I've ordered lots of stuff on my Mothers behalf with the expectation she'll reimburse. She hasn't though. Items she's asked me to purchase have arrived with her and I've not been paid for them, so in tesco's today my card got rejected. Humiliating but not the end of the world. So I called Mum and asked her to reimburse me asap. She's just emailed and said she's added £1 to cover any costs my end and its really annoyed me. Not the fact that she didn't transfer money but the £1 to cover costs.
Sorry, it wasn't totally clear she's now transferred money owed plus £1 and has made a point of transferring the extra £1 to cover my costs for ordering stuff for her.
I bought clothes, comfy shoes, extra bedding, special pillows etc. all ordered as requested and really wasn't a problem. Until she didn't pay me. Only when I said my card was declined in a shop did she transfer the money.
Yeah, I was going to say it sounds like she's rounded it up.
In future, ask for the money beforehand. Tell her that you were really embarrassed having your card declined, so want to avoid that happening again.
Our card was declined the other day, even though I knew there was a couple of hundred in the account. It was really embarrassing, and worrying. Husband nipped to the cashpoint while our shopping was taken down to customer service, and the money was in there. We tried the card again at CS, and it went through fine. Must have been a glitch.