You know ... People owe you money and yet it's so hard to ask it back from them ... why is it so ???
There this guy who owe me Money since Italy hosted the World Cup ... he lost money with soccer bets, borrowed money from me, never made it a point to return me and along the way, I sort of lost contact with him.
I met him again in Sim Lim and found out that he is working in one of the shops there and you think I would immediately ask him the money that he owe me ... but noooooooo, I talk to him, chat him up like old friend and even ask him which webcam is cheap and good ... while the outstanding 400 bucks is constantly on my mind.
Eventually, I left him after getting his contact and thought that the next time, I will ask him.
That was a few months ago ... I did went back once but couldn't locate him until today ... when I was getting my refill on inks and Dvd-R.
The most unbelievable thing was that we chit chat about the price of DVD-R and I still find it so hard to bring up the money he owe me ... He offered to help me get some staff discount on the Dvd-Rs I wanted and it made it even more difficult to ask him ...
Lucky, he couldn't locate the stuff I wanted and I just cut to the chase, told him that if it's ever possible to get my money back. I was surprise that he was very willing and even took out $100 on the spot to return me.
But what was slightly unpleasant was that he said: "How come You never ask me for it?"
Actually I did during the 90s when I was still able to contact him ... and in the first place, he borrowed money from me and I had to do the asking??
Nevertheless, I was quite happy to recover a certain portion of money that I thought would have to be written off as Bad Debts .... but that question still bugs me till no end ...
Why issit so hard to get money back ... specially from friends ??