Originally Posted by Irishmommy
If you were going to be able to come up with the $100 short for the landlord, why can't you give it to your son?
I never meant I wouldn't pay back my son. My point was, either way, it's money I don't have, money I'll be taking out of the monthly food money. The bank would just take it out of my account, next time my paycheck comes (direct deposit). My landlord would want it no matter what, whether I had it to spare or not. My son would want it, but he'd be more understanding if I only had a certain amount of money for food this month and I owe him an amount almost as much. Sucks, but he'd rather get $20 this month and the rest later, than the whole amount this month and literally live off bread and water this month, know what I mean? Of course I pay my son back as soon as possible- I feel horrible taking money from him in the first place- but he's "with" me, and the bank or the landlord or bill collector are "against" me, know what I mean?