I had a friend who did nothing but want something.
She borrowed money from me once because she said she was in a terrible financial bind and would end up on the street if she didn’t pay her rent.
I was naïve enough that I gave her the money, thinking that she would pay me back the next month or after her next payday.
I later found out that she didn’t even have a job and that she would work for my brother only long enough to earn a few dollars and then quit.
I also found out that she was living in her mother’s house, which I thought was hers. I found this out the hard way.
She had borrowed money, and many other things before I finally realized that I was being taken advantage of.
I never did recover my losses. I did, however, learn a valuable lesson–that she was not really my friend. She had been leaching off of me and many others too. At this point, I made a decision to separate myself from her.