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18/02/2011 at 10:43
How old is this fool?
Kryten    pirate
18/02/2011 at 11:01

Years ago I bailed out a friend to the tune of  £2.000 or £3,000 when he was about to end up in court in the UK for various debts. He promised to pay back a small amount every month. He never paid me a penny, always had an excuse, and in the end he managed to resent me because he owned me money! Somehow it was all my fault!

My prediction is that this will be the end of your friendship one way or another. Of course that may be a good thing.

18/02/2011 at 11:19


Kryten,I am sure you are right & if that does happen @ least I know what to say next time.

18/02/2011 at 11:29

Alternatively, you could take the 50% that his dad is offering up, and make off into the sunset......

18/02/2011 at 12:04

It is a difficult one - if you don't bail him out then you are saying what - friendship is important but not as important as £1,500.    I don't think I'd have done it for many people though BRT - outside of immediate family there's maybe one person I would do it for - just because I would trust him 100% to pay me back.  

18/02/2011 at 12:11
You're a good friend BRT. I hope you're not handing over anything you really can't afford to not get back, especially with a little one on the way (congrats btw).

Friends and money is always tricky. I'm owed a large sum by a friend who's business went to the wall and it's left me in all sorts of crap. I will get it back eventually and fortunately it's not damaged our friendship (it's not his fault, he hasn't set out to stitch me up) but I've had some pretty resentful thoughts over it.
cougie    pirate
18/02/2011 at 12:24
I like Nessies idea- I hear Thailand is quite nice at this time of the year ?
18/02/2011 at 12:29

A friend of mine lent me some money a couple of years back. I paid him back as soon as possible, and was very grateful. I hated doing it, I hated asking, but I think if you're really in a pickle and are totally honest, it can be done without harming the relationship.

I've also lent mates money, bits and bobs, to get them out of trouble (flights, exploding boilers, you know the sort of thing). It does rankle if they forget and you have to chase.

You're a good man BRT, but yes you should have a proper man-to-man chat about his approach to financing holidays.

17/03/2011 at 15:27


Re-opening this one ... dare I ask ... how did it turn out?

17/03/2011 at 15:56

To cut a very long story short both his family & I sent him the money that he said he needed to get home.

He want mad at 1st after I told him that I had involved his brother & father.

That was the last I heard from him.

Had told his brother that he was on Qantas flight back to the UK 2 weeks ago last this Friday.

Since then despite both his brother & I trying to contact him on multiple occasions we have heard nothing.

I fear the worst if I am honest.

I had a pint with his brother on Tuesday evening and think I have finally persuaded him to report him as  missing person to Dyfed Powys Police.

On of three things have happened,

A, He has taken us all for mugs

B,People that he probably owed money to in Thailand have caught up with him

C,He has had a bit of break down & could possibly of topped himself.

B & C are two very strong possibilites.

I do not belive he would mug me or his father off,very very worried for his welfare as I have left message after message telling him we wold report him as missing unless we heard from him & have not heard a dicky bird

17/03/2011 at 16:24
not looking like a great outcome BRT

I hope for you and his families sake it's neither scenario B or C and he'll turn up safe and sound somewhere.
17/03/2011 at 16:28
Blimey BRT - thats a worry.  Hope it all turns out for the best.
M...eldy    pirate
17/03/2011 at 16:31
BRT ... anyone can report anyone missing so if you think that is the right way then you can do that without waiting for the family to make that decision

I hope that there is a good outcome from this for you
17/03/2011 at 16:45

Hopefully he got the flight, and is just so pissed off at you all that he's avoiding you.

Hope it all turns out ok.

17/03/2011 at 17:16
Gulp - not nice. Maybe it's time to try the consulate for an update or check if he's still in the country or at previous known locations ? Or have you tried that route? 
11/04/2011 at 12:27
Any word on your mate, BRT? 
11/04/2011 at 12:39
I was wondering about this last week too for some reason.  Any news?
10/06/2011 at 11:18
Boing.  A conversation at work reminded me of this.  What ever happened to your mate BRT?

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