SO I have a friend who always screams poor. I know all about poor, so I try to help her out when I can- a tin of coffee here, loaf of bread there etc. It is not easy, but if I can spare it I will.
Just before Christmas, she told her Mum they would not be giving presents to anyone this year as they were too broke.
We had managed to scrape together gifts, and I had a few spare, so I gave them to her, as her Mother had been furious.
I also donated a few Kmart vouchers I had been saving, and some shopping and stuff.
After Christmas, I went around to see how she had got on.
While I was there, sitting on her bench was an open bank statement. I did not intend to pry, but the bold print caught my eye, and their account balance is very, very healthy.
I could not help it – when she came back in the room I mutely pointed at the balance and raised my eyebrows.
She did not even blush when she told me – very matter of factly – this was their money for the 3 month overseas holiday the will be going on in March….
She texted me last night asking why I had walked out of her house without saying anything, and why had I not called since…..
Posted by katelt, 31st December 2013