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

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  • Holy crap, that is unbelievable. I cannot comprehend the selfishness of this woman! And she can’t see why you walked out?!?! How self centred is that!


  • I would discuss it with her as it has obviously upset you.


  • What an effing so and so. Ahhhhh gahhhh i am so angry about this the hide of some people


  • Just because they have a healthy bank balance, doesn’t mean she has to buy Christmas gifts or splash out as she stated the money is for a holiday – they are obviously budgeting for something they want like a lot of us do, we go without to have something else. You have been generous to your friend and that was your choice, whether she should have accepted your gifts is another matter….we all live and learn.


  • mm weird i dunno :S


  • OMG this is bizarre… Don’t take it personal I guess…


  • Maybe your friend will see what christmas is all about now ! I think you need to speak to her about it and get it off your chest. Very low, deceitful and not acceptable. I don’t think she should get off so easy. You don’t need people like that in your life not genuine or a true and trustworthy friend. Be proud of who you are. It is good to look at the positives and what you have learnt from it not the negatives. Not nice at all.


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