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To be really quite miffed off with DFriend and to invite someone else instead?

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K1092902 Sat 02-Dec-17 16:12:56

So its been a rollercoaster of a year and me and 2 friends decided last month to book a Christmas weekend away- just us 3, no kids or partners.

Anyway we knew were we wanted to stay (been there a few times with the kids and DPs) and i paid in full last month after both friends confirming they were happy with the arrangements and there would be no conflicts with Christmas parties, childcare cover etc I booked and paid in full and both friends paid me their share.

Anyway get a text off one of them last night- apparently her and her DP have decided to buy their daughter a puppy for Christmas and could she possibly have her money back and pay for her share in January?

Im quite gobsmacked to be honest. Its not that i dont trust her to pay her share (ive lent her money before and its always come back) its just I feel its a bit cheeky.

I feel like texting her back and telling her I can give her her money back but will be finding someone else to come on the trip if thats the case.


Tour Sat 02-Dec-17 16:14:00

Say you are sorry but have too much on for Christmas so can’t afford to. See what she says.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen Sat 02-Dec-17 16:14:21

Just say no and that you can’t afford to me out of pocket yourself. She’s being a CF, you’re not a credit agency!

HunterHearstHelmsley Sat 02-Dec-17 16:15:00

I'd just text and say no to begin with! From her response you can then decide where to go with it.

AlternativeTentacle Sat 02-Dec-17 16:17:12

Just say no, you have paid for the weekend with the money and are not a bank. What you can do though is to offer her place out and if you find someone that wants it, give her the money then. But that would mean she won't be coming on the actual weekend

AnneLovesGilbert Sat 02-Dec-17 16:18:05

Not a chance. If she needs a loan she can ask the bank. She’s already paid for it. It’s your money now.

Cheeky mare.

CoffeebyIV Sat 02-Dec-17 16:18:19

Tell her no why should you go short? Also she should not be buying a puppy at Xmas. No reputable breeder will be selling at this time of year, that reason alone would be enough for me to say no.

gingergenius Sat 02-Dec-17 16:18:27

Dfriend is BVU for getting her daughter a puppy for Christmas.

MrsEricBana Sat 02-Dec-17 16:20:01

"No sorry I no longer have the money as I used it to pay for the trip as agreed YOU CF" should suffice. Not surprised you're gobsmacked.

Nottheduchessofcambridge Sat 02-Dec-17 16:20:24

Same as everyone else, I’d just say no. You’ve paid for it. I would wonder if she intends to come if she’s asking for her money back.

MrsEricBana Sat 02-Dec-17 16:21:06

And what gingergenius said too.

RestingBitchFaced Sat 02-Dec-17 16:21:18

Say no! Cheeky fucker

Frederickvonhefferneffer Sat 02-Dec-17 16:23:26

She asking you to lend her money in the weeks before Christmas? Unless you are rolling in it and regularly dish out cash to your friends then she’s absolutely balls out cheeky!

teaandtoast Sat 02-Dec-17 16:25:36

You're not a bank, why should you give her a loan?

I wonder if she paid this way just so she could tug on your heartstrings? After all, the hotel wouldn't lend her the money!

Frederickvonhefferneffer Sat 02-Dec-17 16:26:20

and anyone that buys their kid a puppy for Christmas is a top class nobber

sooperdooper Sat 02-Dec-17 16:31:44

Say no, you've paid for the trip with it so don't have it to give back

Roussette Sat 02-Dec-17 16:33:12

The puppy should wait then! Besides which a puppy isn't for Christmas

SandAndSea Sat 02-Dec-17 16:34:34

"Sorry, no can do. I can ask around and see if I can find someone else to buy it off you? No guarantees this close to Christmas though."

Silverthorn Sat 02-Dec-17 16:34:35

Regardless of the money situation she needs to be told a pet is not a present it is a family responsibility. Children can not be made responsible for a pet.

Chrys2017 Sat 02-Dec-17 16:36:56

Tell her no reputable breeder or shelter will give her a puppy in December, and if she buys one from some dodgy puppy farm she will no longer be your friend! (So no she can't have the money back in either case.)

Gemini69 Sat 02-Dec-17 16:37:36

easy... NO she cannot have the money back because the Booking has it .... flowers

BackforGood Sat 02-Dec-17 16:38:28

Not sure of the link between the puppy and the weekend, but it's still a no from me. Surely you've used the money she gave you already, to pay for the weekend ? In which case how can she have it back ? confused

Shakirasma Sat 02-Dec-17 16:41:16

Reply "I don't have the money anymore as it has already been used to repay the dent in my bank balance as the holiday was paid in full, in advance. I can't afford to give you a loan just before Christmas either."

Hauntedlobster Sat 02-Dec-17 16:41:35

Wow! You’ve spent the money on the trip as agreed so no can do, sorry.

Oldraver Sat 02-Dec-17 16:41:35

Well you cant give her money back that has already been paid for the weekend. She is effectively asking for a CF loan..

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