I'm the kind of person that likes to help people in need especially if that person is someone close like a friend or even an acquaintance.
So LAST year, I had this so-called friend, Aminah (bukan nama sebenar), asked me to lend her RM100 because apparently her house has been cut off it's electricity because one of her housemate didn't pay the bill and the LLN had to pull off their meter until the bill been paid. (god knows whether this is true). So I was so kind enough to lend her the money. Well that was BEFORE I got pregnant to Hariz.
To make the story more interesting, she had gone away to work somewhere else and my money yet to be seen. I bumped into her once in awhile but just from afar. I even sms and called her asking for the money but she never replied. The weird thing is, she seems to forget the money she 'borrowed' from me but I didn't.
Until one day, at the airport, while waiting for my plane to go to KL to attend the ARCHIDEX 2010, I saw her again. This time, I was determined to get my money back and again, I was like, sort of, did't have the nerve to came up to her and ask about it (orang yang hutang kat I but I plak takot nak mintak. boleh ke? :P) but I know where she's working now. Heck is just a few blocks away from my office building. I can just walk there if I want to.
Finally, after more than 1 year , I managed to rang her at her office and talk to her (nicely) about the money that I lend. Apparently, she 'forgot'! Maybe she got some kind of amnesia or hit her head hard and she said would pay me back by the end of the month.
I don't know about you guys, should I just ask her to pay me NOW or wait? I've waited for more than 1 year ! and will you 'forget' that you have borrowed money from someone? Especially if it's a hundred? Maybe 2 or 3 dollars is forgiven but a hundred dollar? should I go and throw red paint at her office? :P