Re-post: Originally posted on A Slap in the Face for the Soul Blog (no longer available)
Your car payment is due and you haven't worked in two weeks. What to do? Your mind races around trying to fix the problem.
You'll borrow money from your Uncle! He sold part of his farm and has plenty of cash right? Sure he's been a curmudgeon over the years. He didn't attend your wedding but hey, what's it going to hurt?
I'll tell you what's going to hurt; your freedom. When you borrow money from an asshole you are then obligated to them. This is not your "clear expectation contractual type" obligation either. This is "feed slop to my hogs" and "empty my bedpan" kind of shit.
Soon, you find yourself getting calls at 4:30am because that's when Uncle Eddy wakes and by God so should you! You'll say yes to every stupid and insane request, do you know why? You owe him.
Assholes don't give gifts, or help others. They feel that by loaning you money they will never have to be alone again. You will be up at 4:30am with the chickens and splitting an order of toast at Denny's at 4:30pm because that's how Uncle Eddy rolls.
The moral of today's story is... say it with me! "Don't borrow money from assholes!"