Can I nominate my BIL for snowflake of the day?
My BIL lives paycheck to paycheck. He is constantly complaining of never having enough money. Now, he never ASKS anyone to send him money, but he drops enough hints. We ignore his hints but my FIL ususally caves in. My DH has spoken to him about getting a 2nd job, trying to save money, etc - but there is always some reason why this won't work.
He's having car trouble. Transmission, it sounds like. The car is still drivable, but probably only a matter of time. He calls DH to ask for "advice" about taking out a loan to pay for this. DH asks how on earth he's going to pay a loan back when he never has any money. Long rambling explanation follows - and I can't help but think he's hoping DH will say "Oh, don't worry, we'll send you the money".
DH instead tells him to keep driving the car as long as he can, and put the money he would have used to pay back the loan into savings.
This was a week ago. DH calls BIL, and BIL is complaining non-stop about having to work overtime for the next 2 weeks - 7 days, 12 hours a day. DH says - well, isnt that the answer to your prayers! You needed extra money and here it is!
No, BIL is extremely upset by this. Working 12 hours is too hard on him and he won't get to see his daughter.