Have you ever loaned money to somebody and never gotten it back?
I'm going through that now. Loaned $500 to my dad. He was supposed to pay half on 10/22 and half on 11/05. I've seen him a few times since and he hasn't said anything to me about it. I hate to bring it up but I suppose I have to. I don't need the money but he doesn't know that. For all he knows it could be putting us in quite a jam, that's a lot of money to some people.I absolutely hate the idea of asking for money I have loaned, and would hate a friendship or worse family relationship to sour over money.
In that case, can I borrow $20 ?It has been my experience to never get it back. So, I don't make loans. If someone needs a loan, and I have it, I give it to them with no expectation of having it returned (they don't know it tho).
This way if I get it back, it's a nice surprise.