Friend blocked us for paying her pay

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Lettingoffstea Mon 18-Oct-21 16:59:45

Group of four friends for about four years go out for lunch every 2 weeks. We tend to go to the same place cheap and cheerful. Noticed in the last year one friend had never got any money or left her card at home. Takes money from another friend never pays it back. This friend is not strapped for cash she is always buying new clothes, cigarettes and booze for herself to drink at home. We said it is your turn to pay last time we went out. She paid but now had blocked us all. Sorry txt is so long but not sure how to deal with this any help please

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IneedSocks Mon 18-Oct-21 17:00:57

Let her go, she was a free loader!

AryaStarkWolf Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:31

She can't get anything from you anymore so has fucked off, no harm

ohthestruggles Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:35

She wasn't a friend, let that one go.

Funnylittlefloozie Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:36

Not really a problem, is it? Your scrounging friend is embarrassed that you called her out,and now she can't use you, she can't be bothered with you.

daimbarsatemydogsbone Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:37

not sure how to deal with this any help please

eh? Are you serious?

nimbuscloud Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:39

Be pleased she’s blocked you and carry on without her.

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Cocomarine Mon 18-Oct-21 17:01:54

Are you saying in the last year (what, 12 months or 10 months of this year - similar, anyway) you have let this person get away with bullshit excuses and pisstaking 20-26x in a row? Just… why?!

GinIronic Mon 18-Oct-21 17:02:24

Block her and move on. This person is a user not a friend. She is pissed off because she’s been sussed. She will move onto another group soon and repeat her mo.

KrisAkabusi Mon 18-Oct-21 17:02:34

You don't need to deal with anything. She's blocked you all, move on.

londonrach Mon 18-Oct-21 17:02:42

Sounds like the problem be resolved if she blocked herself...just enjoy your other friends and let her go

FleasInMyKnees Mon 18-Oct-21 17:02:50

Just ignore her. She is not a friend, she has taken the piss and has been caught out. Just continue seeing the other 2.

LonginesPrime Mon 18-Oct-21 17:07:42

Does she always take the money from the same friend?

It sounds like either there has been an argument between the two of them, or she just didn't realise you'd noticed that she never pays until then, and now she's embarrassed and doesn't feel she can face you all again.

I don't think there's anything to be done - she clearly doesn't want to discuss it if she blocked you, so I think just carry on without her.

BlueSuffragette Mon 18-Oct-21 17:10:16

Move on without her. Maybe she is embarrassed that you called her out on it and she realises she can't freeload anymore. Best off without her.

Lettingoffstea Mon 18-Oct-21 17:18:56

Thank you for all the advice. Yes we have all noticed she is a free loader but to block us all without discussing it has really upset us. And yes she really has taken money from one friend on (who is on a pension) and never once offered to pay it back. We all feel used and upset but I guess we should have all noticed it earlier. Sad though because she is good company

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JustLyra Mon 18-Oct-21 17:21:21

Lettingoffstea

Thank you for all the advice. Yes we have all noticed she is a free loader but to block us all without discussing it has really upset us. And yes she really has taken money from one friend on (who is on a pension) and never once offered to pay it back. We all feel used and upset but I guess we should have all noticed it earlier. Sad though because she is good company

Work out how much she’s had from you all over the time - you’ll probably realise she’s not worth the hourly rate she was stealthily charging

Anonymice1 Mon 18-Oct-21 17:24:49

What is it you need help with? confused

amillionrosepetals Mon 18-Oct-21 17:29:29

Well it sounds like her 'company' was a bit expensive. She's shown her true colours now. You are all better off without her.

supersop60 Mon 18-Oct-21 17:30:00

She has blocked you because she is embarrassed, although she'd probably describe it a being picked on/bullied by the rest of you.
If you want to talk to her about it, there are other ways than social media/phone.
I'd let her go - she sounds like a user.

Feedingthebirds1 Mon 18-Oct-21 17:31:12

Sad though because she is good company

And that's what she's relying on. Is she really such good company that you want to subsidise her forever?

itsallgoingpearshaped Mon 18-Oct-21 17:31:26

Sounds like she's off to find some other people to freeload off of. You're well rid. she was a user

toocold54 Mon 18-Oct-21 17:40:02

Just leave her to it. Don’t contact her and if she comes back question why she blocked you in the first place.

Honestly it sounds like you’ve dodged a bullet so be grateful she left the group without any of you telling her to.

Cocomarine Mon 18-Oct-21 17:40:11

Lettingoffstea

Thank you for all the advice. Yes we have all noticed she is a free loader but to block us all without discussing it has really upset us. And yes she really has taken money from one friend on (who is on a pension) and never once offered to pay it back. We all feel used and upset but I guess we should have all noticed it earlier. Sad though because she is good company

Has the pensioner friend only just revealed to you all how long this one’s been freeloading?

viques Mon 18-Oct-21 17:40:21

“Advice on how to deal with this”

Call her out on it (tick)

Ignore her when she blocks you ( awaiting tick)

Enjoy your next outing with your real friends (awaiting tick)

Anonymous48 Mon 18-Oct-21 17:43:11

I don't understand what the issue is here. You're either willing to pay her way for the pleasure of her company, or you just don't go out with her.

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