I'm in a bit of a bind...and I'm not sure how the best way to say no is.
I moved about two months ago to a new city and have found it very difficult to make friends. There is a language barrier and just in general not knowing where to find people my age who are not on vacation. I made a couple friends so far and one of them "Mandi" I don't know very well. She's a nice girl, but I just don't know her very well as we haven't had much of an opportunity to spend time together(I work alot, even on weekends). My job also doesn't pay with money, I get room and board and my transportation and cell phone paid for instead. So far, I've been unable to find a paying job during my time off due to the economy and the time of year. Mandi knows this.
Yesterday I asked Mandi if she wanted to go to the beach today. She sent me back this text:
Ahhh i thought it could have been u too :p well tomorrow i return to (Our City) cuz i volunteered at a kids camp and i finish tomorrow but im sick its been a long week for me :/ as a matter of fact can u do me a huge favour and lend me 200 euro pleaseee ill pay it back within this month
I really don't know what to say. I don't know her that well, so I don't know if she would actually pay me back. I also really don't have 200 euros to just give out, I'm taking a two week vacation that I need my own money for. It sounds weird I'm taking a trip when I don't have a job, but I've been budgeting for a year to afford the trip and have some money for expenses while I try to find a job.
Ehellions what can I say to her? Would "i'm sorry but I'm taking a trip and don't have extra money" be ok? I'm a little POed that she asked me the way she did.