Because so many of you commented on my post about loaning money to a slow (or maybe no) payer, I thought I'd update you on the latest development.
I met with the guy earlier this evening and he gave me a check for $1,000. He still owes me two grand, but that's better than three grand, plus it makes me think he might actually end up paying the whole amount one day.
He's still very interested in us being business partners, so I did a lot of smiling and nodding as he waxed eloquently about the potential for moneymaking we'd have as partners.
The last thing I was going to say to someone who still owes me money was, "Partners? Are you fucking kidding me? You're a total flake whose word is more wobbly than a bowl of Jell-O!"
But listen, the guy's a total sweetheart. He's got the enthusiasm of a bright, innocent child and he's very charming in a non-oily way. He's extremely intelligent, funny and kind-hearted. He just lacks wisdom about making promises he can't keep and his follow-through skills stink.
But the main thing is, my savings account just got a little jolt of energy and so did I. In two weeks I'll start bugging him for the rest of the dough, and I told him as much. He said, "You should--it's your money."
And he's right. It is.