I've got a friend who owes me money, she won't pay back saying she doesn't have enough. When I ask (via text) when she'll be able to pay, she comes back with something bitter 'when I have enough money for my rent, the blacksmith (horse owner), some other stuff and everything else I can't afford but need'. So when I say, when's that, she doesn't reply.
Then I text again, saying "Any update when you'll be able to pay me back =)"
Texted again today, asking if she wanted to work out a payment plan. The sum itself is write-off-able; £24.50. But it's the fact that these are all small amounts that she was supposed to pay back on the day, and only recently when a friend reminded me they owed some too (it was kind of a not got cash on me defer til next time I see you) that I asked the stingy friend when she intended to pay back (politely ).
Apparently afterwards the 'stingy one' told my honorable friend off for reminding me. So the implication is she did not forget, but merely hoped I would forget about it. She's complained of not having enough cash, but very recently told us all (we were discussing savings accounts lol) she had £2000 in an ISA. Whilst I appreciate if she has penalties for taking this out, surely she can get a small loan off her parents / bank overdraft extension and cover it with this?
Regardless of the details, the main issue is her unwillingness to show the proper respect you show to your friends by honoring agreements, or even the willingness to talk to compromise.
What can I do??