Let's go Brandon!
- Jan 8, 2015
- West Hollywood
- Basic Beliefs
In a casual arrangement such as this, I would hang on to the $200 until I was asked for it. When asked, I would pay back $100 and explain I am withholding the other $100 as it is being used to pay a long overdue debt of $100. Then I would promise myself never to lend or borrow from that person again.
What does it being casual have to do with anything? It doesn’t give you a moral pass to shrewdly balance the books.
It's a casual arrangement based on a friendship or some kind of relationship, it makes the agreement a bit more flexible as opposed to dealing with a financial institution. Getting payment for what is owed is not "shrewdly balancing the books". It's settling an overdue debt. I have no qualms about it. Lesson learned is not to lend or borrow with this person again.
Actually, the stupid part of it all is borrowing $200 from someone that owes you $100. That makes no sense in the first place.