Yesterday this fellow calls waning to borrow my car trailer. He says he has a car in Pueblo and will cost another $30 if there another night. Just a long dumb story and I said (Well you can take the trailer and just pay me the $30) he comes and gets it and this morning he brings it back and I pull up beside him in the pickup while he is unhooking and hold out my hand with the palm up and he said what you want and I say my $30! He then says (are you serious??) I say yes I do not keep this machinery and equipment around for my health and it is not free upkeep! He then says well you will have to wait until I get caught up before I can pay you.
I said well my sister is moving this weekend and you can go help move furniture and appliances out of the basement and if you do not I will definitely be looking you up. Talked to he boy who is helping her move and he said this fellow owes the rental place over $1000 and they will rent him nothing.
I have tried to cut all loaning stuff off and I think this iced the cake. My cousin whom died this last Oct would use my tractor and disk or what ever but he worked in town and he would weld difficult things for me as he was a welder. I always felt it always came out in the wash.
Have another neighbor who needs to purchase some of my cousins machinery but he is too CHEAP and he will come down this spring wanting to "rent" something as always and I have decided to hit him with a very still rental fee and if he does not pay I will not let him do it again.
My mom always said first time is not my fault but the second time it is.
How do you guys handle always borrowers neighbors ?? But the heck of it is the ones who want to borrow something usually have nothing worth using is why they are wanting to borrow.
This one old Dutchman told his brother n law once to go to the bank and borrow the $$