Long story where to begin, LOL. Well basically my husband's aunt (my father in law's sister) and her boyfriend have been in a bad rut. They both lost their jobs and are being evicted Wednesday without anywhere to go, lost their truck (couldnt make payments) were borrowing money from people here and there. (from family). A couple of months ago they borrowed $35 from said father in law. They haven't paid him back yet. This bothers father in law very much. He does NOT like his sister's boyfriend. They just TODAY got jobs after searching high and low.Well, I was painting my house recently (inside) and there were some tall walls that was too much work for me so we hired the husband's aunt and her boyfriend to do it for $100. We still owe them $35 for it. Father in law and hubby insist I give it to father in law to clear their debt to him. I say no way we owe THEM MONEY for WORK THEY DID. It's not the same.
Answer by offrdngal at 10:50 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
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Answer by tropicalmama at 10:47 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
I agree with you. Let FIL handle his own problems with them. At least they are trying to help themselves...... You said you's pay them $100 and you should if they did the job you hired them to do. JMO
Answer by zbee at 10:48 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
You could always be honest with the aunt. Tell her that you realize that you still owe her $35 and would be more than happy to give it to her if she really needs the money now. But if she can survive until her next pay check without it that it would be nice if she gave it to your FIL or you gave it to him for her so he STFU. Then she knows that she is causing a problem with her insistence to use the money he lent her for a different purpose and that he is still making noise about it. Let her know that he is being a brat and that you don't like being in the middle.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
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